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Paper: NAHUAL: A Next-Generation Near Infrared Spectrograph for the GTC
Volume: 430, Pathways Towards Habitable Planets
Page: 181
Authors: Martín, E. L.; Guenther, E.; del Burgo, C.; Rodler, F.; Álvarez, C.; Baffa, C.; Béjar, V. J. S.; Caballero, J. A.; Deshpande, R.; Esparza, P.; López Morales, M. L.; Moitinho, A.; Montes, D.; Montgomery, M. M.; Pallé, E.; Tata, R.; Valdivielso, L.; Zapatero Osorio, M. R.
Abstract: The extension of the highly successful Doppler technique into the near-infrared (0.9-2.5 μm) is opening new parameter domains for extra-solar planet searches in terms of ages and masses of the primary stars. Here we present the current status of NAHUAL, a next generation near-infrared spectrograph for the 10.4-meter Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC). Among its observing modes, it includes a hyper-stable high-resolution capability aimed at high-precision Doppler measurements of cool stars in the near-infrared. The sticky question of the best wavelength calibration for the near-infared is addressed in the last section of this paper.
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