GUAIX compite para la instalación de uno de los instrumentos de nueva generación para el telescopio español de 10 metros GTC. Este instrumento, llamado MEGARA, proporcionará espectroscopía de campo de integral (1x1 arcmin2) y multi-objeto a resolución intermedia-alta. Entre las fotos de la visita realizada recientemente se ve a Pedro Álvarez (director de GRANTECAN) junto a Armando Gil de Paz (investigador principal de MEGARA) en uno de los Folded-Cass de GTC, lugar donde se instalaría dicho instrumento.
Más fotos en la galería de imágenes.
The new Moon at March 13rd and 14th provided excellent quality nights at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory. These days Pablo G. Pérez (SHARDS PI) and J. Gallego were visitors at the 10.4m GTC telescope. During this observing run, GUAIX members obtained superb deep images using the first of the medium band filters corresponding to the ESO/GTC SHARDS project.
From the 22nd to the 24th of February 2010, the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie in Heidelberg hosted an international meeting focused on the interplay between star formation and the interstellar medium (ISM). The central topic of the workshop was the still debated nature of the tight correlation between infrared and radio emission in galaxies, although other more general properties of the ISM were also discussed. GUAIX member Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mateos gave a talk describing the radial distribution of dust properties in the galaxies of the Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey (SINGS).
A HST/WFC3 Multi-cycle Treasury Program, led by Sandy Faber, has been awarded to the AEGIS collaboration. We will now be able to add a chunk of high-resolution, supremely sensitive J and H band imaging and ACS parallels to the fantastic existing sets of data in our favorite regions of sky, including the EGS. In Groth, this will amount to a contiguous region of 3x15 WFC3 tiles or about 200 sq arcmins.
More info can be found at the HST Multi-cycle Treasury Program web page