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8 July 2014 Status and first results of the Canarias infrared camera experiment (CIRCE) for the Gran Telescopio Canarias
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CIRCE is a near-infrared (1-2.5 micron) imager, polarimeter and low-resolution spectrograph intended as a visitor instrument for the Gran Telescopio Canarias 10.-4m telescope. It was built largely by graduate students and postdocs, with help from the UF astronomy engineering group, and is funded by the University of Florida and the U.S. National Science Foundation. CIRCE is intended to help fill the gap in time between GTC first light and the arrival of EMIR, and will also provide the following scientific capabilities to compliment EMIR after its arrival: high- resolution imaging, narrowband imaging, high-time-resolution photometry, imaging- and spectro- polarimetry, low-resolution spectroscopy. In this poster, we review the lab testing results for CIRCE from 2013 and describe the instrument status (currently in shipment to GTC).
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Alan Garner, Richard D. Stelter, Stephen S. Eikenberry, Nestor Lasso-Cabrera, Steven N. Raines, Miguel Charcos, Michelle Edwards, Antonio Marín-Franch, Kendall Ackley, A. Javier Cenarro, John G. Bennett, Brian Chinn, Raymond Frommeyer, Michael D. Herlevich, Paola Miller, Charles H. Murphey, and Christopher Packham "Status and first results of the Canarias infrared camera experiment (CIRCE) for the Gran Telescopio Canarias", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91474A (8 July 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2057019
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