ARIES: Arizona infrared imager and echelle spectrograph

Donald W. McCarthy, James H Burge, James Roger P. Angel, Jian Ge, Roland J. Sarlot, Bruce C. Fitz-Patrick, Joannah L. Hinz

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ARIES, a new 1-5 μm camera/spectrograph, is designed to capitalize on the exceptionally low thermal background and high optical throughput offered by the f/15 adaptive secondary system being built for the upgraded 6.5m MMT. With two state-of-the-art IR arrays, ARIES will provide diffraction-limited imaging in the JHKLM atmospheric windows and also echelle, long-slit spectroscopy at resolutions of 2,000 and 30,000. ARIES will also supply global wavefront tip/tilt information to the adaptive system using cryogenic pick-off mirrors to access field stars over a 50 arcsec diameter field at wavelengths from 1-2 μm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)750-754
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1998
EventInfrared Astronomical Instrumentation - Kona, HI, United States
Duration: Mar 23 1998Mar 23 1998


  • Adaptive optics
  • High resolution imaging
  • Infrared
  • Spectroscopy

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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