Giant Magellan Telescope Multi-object Astronomical and Cosmological Spectrograph (GMACS): conceptual design

Soojong Pak, Darren L. Depoy, Jennifer L. Marshall, Luke M. Schmidt, Casey Papovich, Cynthia Froning, D. M. Faes, Claudia Mendes De Oliveira, A. Souza, Rafael Ribeiro, Keith Taylor, Damien Jones, Travis Prochaska, Erika Cook, Hye In Lee, Tae Geun Ji, Paul A. Scowen

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Abstract

The Giant Magellan Telescope Multi-object Astronomical and Cosmological Spectrograph (GMACS) is a first light instrument for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). It will provide multi-object spectroscopy in wide wavelength coverage and wide field of view. The scientific objectives include exoplanet atmospheres, star formation and chemical evolution studies, galaxy assembly histories, and intergalactic medium tomography. The optical layouts are optimized to have high throughput in the natural seeing limit. In this presentation, we report the current status of the instrument development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019
EditorsSimon Ellis, Celine d'Orgeville
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510631465
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Dec 9 2019Dec 12 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume11203
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/9/1912/12/19

Keywords

  • Extremely large telescopes
  • GMACS
  • GMT
  • Multi-object spectrographs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Pak, S., Depoy, D. L., Marshall, J. L., Schmidt, L. M., Papovich, C., Froning, C., Faes, D. M., Mendes De Oliveira, C., Souza, A., Ribeiro, R., Taylor, K., Jones, D., Prochaska, T., Cook, E., Lee, H. I., Ji, T. G., & Scowen, P. A. (2020). Giant Magellan Telescope Multi-object Astronomical and Cosmological Spectrograph (GMACS): conceptual design. In S. Ellis, & C. d'Orgeville (Eds.), Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019 [1120308] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 11203). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2547889