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ELT-HIRES, the high resolution spectrograph for the ELT: results from the Phase A study

A. Marconi, C. A. Prieto, P. J. Amado, M. Amate, S. R. Augusto, S. Becerril , N. Bezawada, I. Boisse, F. Bouchy, A. Cabral, B. Chazelas, R. Cirami, I. Coretti, S. Cristiani, G. Cupani, I.C. Le„o, J. R. de Medeiros, M. A. F. de Souza, P. Di Marcantonio, I. Di Varano, V. D'Odorico, H. Drass, P. Figueira, A. Fragoso, J. P. U. Fynbo, M. Genoni, J. I. GonzŠlez HernŠndez, M. Haehnelt, I. Hughes, P. Huke, H. Kjeldsen, A. J. Korn, M. Landoni, J. Liske, C. Lovis, R. Maiolino, T. Marquart, C. J. A. P. Martins, E. Mason, M. A. Monteiro, T. Morris, G. Murray, A. Niedzielski, E. Oliva, L. Origlia, E. Pallť, P. Parr-Burman, V. C. Parro, F. Pepe, N. E. Piskunov, J. L. Rasilla, P. Rees, R. Rebolo Lůpez, M. Riva, S. Rousseau, N. Sanna, N. C. Santos, T.-C. Shen, F. Sortino, D. Sosnowska, S. G. Sousa, E. Stempels, K. Strassmeier, F. Tenegi, A. Tozzi, S. Udry, L. Valenziano, L. Vanzi, M. Weber, M. Woche, M. Xompero, E. Zackrisson

We present the results from the phase A study of ELT-HIRES, an optical-infrared High Resolution Spectrograph for ELT, which has just been completed by a consortium of 30 institutes from 12 countries forming a team of about 200 scientists and engineers. The top science cases of ELT-HIRES will be the detection of life signatures from exoplanet atmospheres, tests on the stability of Nature’s fundamental couplings, the direct detection of the cosmic acceleration. However, the science requirements of these science cases enable many other groundbreaking science cases. The baseline design, which allows to fulfil the top science cases, consists in a modular fiber- fed cross-dispersed echelle spectrograph with two ultra-stable spectral arms providing a simultaneous spectral range of 0.4-1.8 μm at a spectral resolution of ~100,000. The fiber-feeding allows ELT-HIRES to have several, interchangeable observing modes including a SCAO module and a small diffraction-limited IFU.

Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Christopher J. Evans, Luc Simard, Hideki Takami

Series Proceedings of the SPIE
Volume 10702, Number 1070
2018 July

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Instituto de Astrof√≠sica e Ci√™ncias do Espa√ßo Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia