The Giant Magellan Telescope Near Infrared Spectrograph
GMTNIRS is a proposed high resolution near infrared spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT).
The study for the instrument concept is currently being funded as part of a group of six candidate instruments for selection
as one of the three first light instruments for the GMT. In a single exposure, GMTNIRS will achieve spectra with R = 50,000 in J (longward of 1.15 micron), H, and K,
and with R = 100,000 in the L and M bands (to 5 micron). The instrument will exploit the adaptive optics (AO)
capabilities of the GMT. The GMTNIRS study is being carried out by the University of Texas at Austin, The Korea Astronomy
and Space Science Institute, and Kyung Hee University. The design study will be completed in June 2011.
Please read more about the instrument concept in our papers below.
GMTNIRS (Giant Magellan Telescope near-infrared spectrograph): design concept
Lee, Sungho; Yuk, In-Soo; Lee, Hanshin; Wang, Weisong; Park, Chan; Park,Kwi-Jong; Chun, Moo-Young;
Pak, Soojong; Strubhar, Joseph; Deen, Casey; Gully-Santiago, Michael; Rand, Jared; Seo, Haingja; Kwon, Jungmi;
Oh, Heeyoung; Barnes, Stuart; Lacy, John; Goertz, John; Park, Won-Kee; Pyo, Tae-Soo; Jaffe, Daniel T.;
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III. Edited by McLean, Ian S.; Ramsay, Suzanne K.; Takami, Hideki. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7735, pp. 77352K-9 (2010).
Science instrument development for the Giant Magellan Telescope
Jaffe, D. T.; Depoy, D. L.; Fabricant, D. G.; Hinz, P. M.; Jacoby, G.; Johns, M.; McCarthy, P.; McGregor, P. J.; Shectman, S.;
Szentgyorgyi, A. ; Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III. Edited by McLean, Ian S.; Ramsay, Suzanne K.; Takami, Hideki.
Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7735, pp. 773525-8 (2010)
GMTNIRS - The High Resolution Near-IR Spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope
Jaffe, D. T.; Mar, D. J.; Warren, D.; Segura, P. R., Proceedings of the SPIE, 6269, 62694I (2006).
For further information feel free to contact some of the instrument members at the UT Austin Department of Astronomy:
Dan Jaffe (PI),