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Title: The InfraRed Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) for TMT: latest science cases and simulations
Authors: Wright, S. A
Walth, G
Do, T
Marshall, D
Larkin, J. E
Moore, A. M
Adamkovics, M
Andersen, D
Armus, L
Barth, A
Cote, Patrick
Cooke, J
Chisholm, E. M
Davidge, T
Dunn, J. S
Dumas, C
Ellerbroek, B. L
Ghez, A. M
Hao, J
Hayano, Y
Liu, M
Lopez-Rodriguez, E
Lu, J. R
Mao, S
Marois, C
Pandey, S. B
Phillip, A. C
Schoeck, M
Subramaniam, A
Subramanian, S
Suzuki, R
Tan, J. C
Terai, T
Treu, T
Simard, L
Weiss, J. L
Wincensten, J
Wong, M
Zhang, K
Keywords: Infrared Imaging;Infrared Spectroscopy;Integral Field Spectrographs;Adaptive Optics;Data Simulator;Giant Segmented Mirror Telescopes
Issue Date: Jul-2016
Publisher: SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering
Citation: Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 9909, pp. 990905-1 - 990905-15
Abstract: The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) first light instrument IRIS (Infrared Imaging Spectrograph) will complete its preliminary design phase in 2016. The IRIS instrument design includes a near-infrared (0.85 - 2.4 micron) integral field spectrograph (IFS) and imager that are able to conduct simultaneous diffraction-limited observations behind the advanced adaptive optics system NFIRAOS. The IRIS science cases have continued to be developed and new science studies have been investigated to aid in technical performance and design requirements. In this development phase, the IRIS science team has paid particular attention to the selection of filters, gratings, sensitivities of the entire system, and science cases that will benefit from the parallel mode of the IFS and imaging camera. We present new science cases for IRIS using the latest end-to-end data simulator on the following topics: Solar System bodies, the Galactic center, active galactic nuclei (AGN), and distant gravitationally-lensed galaxies. We then briefly discuss the necessity of an advanced data management system and data reduction pipeline.
Description: Restricted Access
ISSN: 0277-786X
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