César Guzmán-Alvarez, José Marco, Heidy Moreno, José Acosta, Jesús Patrón, Almudena Prieto
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias
This paper appears in: SPIE Astronomical Telescope + Instrumentation. Conference paper. Austin, Texas, USA
Issue Date: Jun 10-15, 2018.
Abstract - download The instrument FRIDA (inFRared Imager and Dissector for Adaptive optics) is an integral field spectrograph (near infrared) operating at the wavelength range of 0.9 to 2.5μm with imaging capability for being used at the Nasmyth B platform of the Gran Telescopio de Canarias (GTC). FRIDA is a collaborative project led by the Instituto de Astronomía Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IA-UNAM, México) with the collaboration of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Spain), Centro de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (CIDESI, México), the University of Florida (UF, USA), and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM, Spain). In imaging mode, FRIDA will provide scales of 0.010, 0.020 and 0.040 arcsec/pixel and, in IFS mode, spectralresolutions of R 1000, 4.500 and 30.000. FRIDA is the first GTC instrument to use the telescope Adaptive Optic (AO) system and it is rescheduled to be delivered to GTC shortly in 2020.