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24 September 2012 CARMENES. II: optical and opto-mechanical design
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CARMENES is a fiber-fed high-resolution échelle spectrograph for the Calar Alto 3.5m telescope. The instrument is built by a German-Spanish consortium under the lead of the Landessternwarte Heidelberg. The search for planets around M dwarfs with a radial velocity accuracy of 1 m/s is the main focus of the planned science. Two channels, one for the visible, another for the near-infrared, will allow observations in the complete wavelength range from 550 to 1700 nm. To ensure the stability, the instrument is working in vacuum in a thermally controlled environment. The optical design of both channels of the instrument and the front-end, as well as the opto-mechanical design, are described.
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W. Seifert, M. A. Sánchez Carrasco, W. Xu, M. C. Cárdenas, E. Sánchez-Blanco, S. Becerril, C. Feiz, A. Ramón, S. Dreizler, P. Rohde, A. Quirrenbach, P. J. Amado, I. Ribas, A. Reiners, H. Mandel, and J. A. Caballero "CARMENES. II: optical and opto-mechanical design", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 844633 (24 September 2012);

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