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The instrument development and selection process for the Giant Magellan Telescope

Jacoby, George H; Bouchez, A; Colless, Matthew; DePoy, Darren; Fabricant, Dan; Hinz, Philip; Jaffe, Daniel T; Johns, Matt; McCarthy, Patrick; McGregor, Peter; Shectman, Stephen; Szentgyorgyi, Andrew

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The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a 25.4-m optical/infrared telescope constructed from seven 8.4-m primary mirror segments. The collecting area is equivalent to a 21.6-m filled aperture. The instrument development program was formalized about two years ago with the initiation of 14-month conceptual design studies for six candidate instruments. These studies were completed at the end of 2011 with a design review for each. In addition, a feasibility study was performed for a fiber-feed...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorJacoby, George H
dc.contributor.authorBouchez, A
dc.contributor.authorColless, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorDePoy, Darren
dc.contributor.authorFabricant, Dan
dc.contributor.authorHinz, Philip
dc.contributor.authorJaffe, Daniel T
dc.contributor.authorJohns, Matt
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorMcGregor, Peter
dc.contributor.authorShectman, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorSzentgyorgyi, Andrew
dc.coverage.spatialAmsterdam The Netherlands
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:17:59Z
dc.date.createdJuly 1-6 2012
dc.identifier.isbn9780819491473
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/71423
dc.description.abstractThe Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a 25.4-m optical/infrared telescope constructed from seven 8.4-m primary mirror segments. The collecting area is equivalent to a 21.6-m filled aperture. The instrument development program was formalized about two years ago with the initiation of 14-month conceptual design studies for six candidate instruments. These studies were completed at the end of 2011 with a design review for each. In addition, a feasibility study was performed for a fiber-feed facility that will direct the light from targets distributed across GMT's full 20 arcmin field of view simultaneously to three spectrographs. We briefly describe the features and science goals for these instruments, and the process used to select those instruments that will be funded for fabrication first. Detailed reports for most of these instruments are presented separately at this meeting.
dc.publisherSPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourceProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
dc.source.urihttp://spie.org/x648.html?product_id=910201
dc.subjectKeywords: Design review; ELT; Feasibility studies; Field of views; Giant magellan telescopes; GMT; Instrument development; Multi-object spectrograph; Primary mirror segments; Selection process; Adaptive optics; Astronomy; Conceptual design; Imaging techniques; Infr Adaptive optics; ELT; GMT; Imaging; Infrared instruments; Integral-field spectrograph; Multi-object spectrograph; Optical instruments; Spectrograph
dc.titleThe instrument development and selection process for the Giant Magellan Telescope
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor020102 - Astronomical and Space Instrumentation
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB2706
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4630950xPUB204
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationJacoby, George H, Giant Magellan Telescope Organization
local.contributor.affiliationBouchez, A, Giant Magellan Telescope Organization
local.contributor.affiliationColless, Matthew, Australian Astronomical Observatory
local.contributor.affiliationDePoy, Darren, Texas A&M University
local.contributor.affiliationFabricant, Dan, Harvard-­‐Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
local.contributor.affiliationHinz, Philip, University of Arizona
local.contributor.affiliationJaffe, Daniel T , The University of Texas at Austin
local.contributor.affiliationJohns, Matt , Giant Magellan Telescope Organization
local.contributor.affiliationMcCarthy, Patrick, Giant Magellan Telescope Organization
local.contributor.affiliationMcGregor, Peter, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationShectman, Stephen, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington
local.contributor.affiliationSzentgyorgyi, Andrew, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage84461G
local.identifier.doi10.1117/12.925402
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T09:01:58Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84871756433
local.identifier.thomsonID000313675900044
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