II International GTC Workshop: Science with GTC 1st-light Instruments and the LMT (Eds. A. M. Hidalgo-Gámez, J. J. González, J. M. Rodríguez Espinosa, and S. Torres-Peimbert) Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica (Serie de Conferencias) Vol. 24, pp. 275-276 (2005) (http://www.astroscu.unam.mx/~rmaa/)
The advantages of using a telescope of large aperture, like the GTC, for mid-infrared imaging are demonstrated. Examples are given to compare the characteristics of the images in the 8 to 13 μ m regime recently taken with the 2.1 m telescope at San Pedro Mártir with those obtained with a 10 meter class telescope. Finally, 10μ m images of the BN/KL object from a 3.6 m telescope and with an 8 m telescopes are directly compared.