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21 August 1998 LIRIS: a long-slit intermediate-resolution infrared spectrograph for the WHT
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The Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) is undertaking the design and construction of a common-user near IR spectrograph (LIRIS) for the Cassegrain focus of the 4.2 m William Herschel Telescope sited at the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos. LIRIS will be a near IR intermediate-resolution spectrograph designed to operate over a spectral resolution range between 1000 and 5000, with added capabilities for coronographic, multiproject and polarimetric observations. The instrument allows the combination of an adequate spatial resolution with a large useful field of view across the slit, thanks to the use of the new 1024 X 1024 pixel HgCdTe Hawaii detector manufactured by Rockwell. All the optics and mechanisms situated inside the cryostat will be cooled to below 100 K. The detector will operate at 77 K. Calibration and tracking will be made with the existing Cassegrain A and G Box, into which a near IR calibration system will be incorporated.
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Arturo Manchado-Torres, F. Javier Fuentes, Francisco Prada, Ezequiel Ballesteros Ramirez, Mary Barreto, J. M. Carranza, I. Escudero, Ana Belen Fragoso-Lopez, Enrique Joven-Alvarez, Antonio Manescau, Marti Pi i Puig, Luis Fernando Rodriguez-Ramos, and Nicolas A. Sosa "LIRIS: a long-slit intermediate-resolution infrared spectrograph for the WHT", Proc. SPIE 3354, Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation, (21 August 1998);

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