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ID: 720038.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
Manufacturing, assembly, integration and verification of CARMENES and preparation of its input catalogue
Authors:Quirrenbach, A.; Caballero, J. A.; Amado, P. J.; Ribas, I.; Reiners, A.; Mundt, R.; Montes, D.; Harris, H. C.
Place of Publication:Flagstaff
Publisher:Lowell Observatory
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2015
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:CARMENES is a next-generation radial-velocity instrument under construction for the 3.5 m telescope at the Calar Alto Observatory by a consortium of eleven Spanish and German institutions. It consists of two separate échelle spectrographs covering the wavelength range from 0.55 to 1.7 μm at a spectral resolution of R ≈ 82 000, fed by fibers from the Cassegrain focus of the telescope. CARMENES passed its final design review in February 2013 and is planned to start the Guaranteed Time Observations programme at the end of 2015. We discuss critical design decisions, present the final design, and report on the ongoing MAIV phase of the project. CARMENES will conduct a radial-velocity survey of 300 M dwarfs with a precision sufficient for detecting Earth-like planets in their habitable zones. We compile an exhaustive data base of M stars, dubbed CARMENCITA, from which the CARMENES guaranteed-time sample will be selected. CARMENCITA contains information on all relevant properties of the potential targets. Dedicated imaging, photometric, and spectroscopic observations are underway to provide crucial data on these stars that are not available in the literature.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Other
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:URL:http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/abs/2015csss...18..897Q
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