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ID: 559318.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
METIS: system engineering and optical design of the mid-infrared E-ELT instrument
Authors:Lenzen, Rainer; Brandl, Bernhard R.; Pantin, Eric; Glasse, Alistair; Blommaert, Joris; Venema, Lars; Ter Horst, Rik; Oudenhuysen, Ad; Molster, Frank; Siebenmorgen, Ralf; Böhnhardt, Hermann; van Dishoeck, Ewine; van der Werf, Paul; Brandner, Wolfgang; Henning, Thomas; Hippler, Stefan; Lagage, Pierre-Olivier; Moore, Toby J. T.; Baes, Maarten; Waelkens, Christoffel; Wright, Chris; Käufl, Hans Ulrich; Kendrew, Sarah; Stuik, Remko; Jolissaint, Laurent
Place of Publication:Bellingham, Wash.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2010
Title of Proceedings:Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Start Page:77357O-77357O
End Page:12
Title of Series:SPIE
Volume (in Series):7735
Name of Conference/Meeting:Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:METIS is a mid-infrared instrument proposed for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). It is designed to provide imaging and spectroscopic capabilities in the 3μm to 14μm region up to a spectral resolution of 100.000. Here the technical concept of METIS is described which has been developed based on an elaborated science case which is presented elsewhere in this conference. There are five main opto-mechanical modules all integrated into a common cryostat: The fore-optics is re-imaging the telescope focal plane into the cryostat, including a chopper, an optical de-rotator and an un-dispersed pupil stop. The imager module provides diffraction limited direct imaging, low-resolution grism spectroscopy, polarimetry and coronagraphy. The high resolution IFU spectrograph offers a spectral resolution of 100.000 for L- and M-band and optional 50.000 for the N-band. In addition to the WFS integrated into the E-ELT, there is a METIS internal on-axis WFS operating at visual wavelengths. Finally, a cold (and an external warm) calibration unit is providing all kinds of spatial and spectral calibrations capabilities. METIS is planned to be used at one of the direct Nasmyth foci available at the E-ELT. This recently finished Phase-A study carried out within the framework of the ESO sponsored E-ELT instrumentation studies has been performed by an international consortium with institutes from Germany, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom and Belgium.
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2010, July 1, 2010
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:URL:http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/abs/2010SPIE.7735E.249L [ID No:1]
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