Publication: FRIDA: diffraction -limited imaging and integral-field spectroscopy for the GTC
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FRIDA is a diffraction-limited imager and integral-field spectrometer that is being built for the adaptive-optics focus of the Gran Telescopio Canarias. In imaging mode FRIDA will provide scales of 0.010, 0.020 and 0.040 arcsec/pixel and in IFS mode spectral resolutions of 1500, 4000 and 30,000. FRIDA is starting systems integration and is scheduled to complete fully integrated system tests at the laboratory by the end of 2017 and to be delivered to GTC shortly thereafter. In this contribution we present a summary of its design, fabrication, current status and potential scientific applications.
© 2016 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Artículo firmado por 31 autores. Conference on Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy (VI; 2016; Edinburgh, SCOTLAND). We are grateful to the Grupo Santander (Spain) for a grant through Encuentros Astrofísicos Blas Cabrera (UNAM-IAC), the GTC project office and our home institutions for their support. Part of this project was carried out under funding of UNAM/PAPIIT grants IT100913 and IT116311, CONACyT grant INFR 2009-01-122664, and CONACyT grant Fronteras 2015-01-226.