(Multi-object Infrared Spectrograph). EMIR is a wide-field camera and intermediate resolution near infrared spectrograph for the GTC.
EMIR is a wide-field camera and a multi-object, intermediate resolution near-infrared spectrograph for the GTC telescope. Its equipment includes three advanced technology latest generation subsystems, some of which have been specially designed for this project: a robotic reconfigurable slit system (for obtaining spectra from up to 50 objects simultaneously); dispersive elements created by combining high quality diffraction gratings, manufactured using photoresist processes, with large-scale conventional prisms; and the HAWAII-2 detector made by Rockwell, which is designed for the near-infrared, has a format of 2048x2048 pixels and is fitted with a new control system developed by the project team. EMIR is a second generation instrument that will be installed at the Nasmyth focus of the GTC.
The project is led by the IAC with the participation of the Laboratoire d''Astrophysique - Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (France), the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the Laboratoire d''Astrophysique - Observatoire de Marselle (France).
Principal Investigator: Francisco Garzón
Manager: Jesús Patrón
Technical Manager: Mary Barreto