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MEGARA, the new IFU & MOS for the 10.4m GTC telescope

Armando Gil de Paz
Universidad Complutense de Madrid

MEGARA (Multi-Espectrógrafo en GTC de Alta Resolución para Astronomía) is the new high-throughput intermediate-resolution (R=6000-20000) optical Integral-Field Unit and Multi-Object Spectrograph for the 10.4m GTC telescope. In this talk I will describe the characteristics of the instrument and its construction and AIV status along with its main scientific drivers. These include the study Galactic nebulae and low-mass stars in stellar clusters, resolved (w. MOS) and unresolved (w. IFU) stellar populations in nearby galaxies, and galaxy evolution in general. MEGARA will be delivered to GTC at the end of this year and will see first light in Spring 2017.

2016 February 04, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia