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SPIRou: the near-infrared spectropolarimeter/high-precision velocimeter for the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope

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Étienne Artigau
René Doyon
Claire Moutou
Simon Thibault
Vladimir A. Reshetov
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Olivier Hernandez
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Philippe Vallée
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Shiang-Yu Wang
Francesco A. Pepe
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David Loop
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Leslie Saddlemyer
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Guillaume Hébrard
Isabelle Boisse
Eder Martioli
Silvia H. P. Alencar
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José-Diaz Do Nascimento
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Pedro Figueira

Abstract

SPIRou is a near-IR echelle spectropolarimeter and high-precision velocimeter under construction as a next- generation instrument for the Canada-France-Hawaii-Telescope. It is designed to cover a very wide simultaneous near-IR spectral range (0.98-2.35 μm) at a resolving power of 73.5K, providing unpolarized and polarized spectra of low-mass stars at a radial velocity (RV) precision of 1m/s. The main science goals of SPIRou are the detection of habitable super-Earths around low-mass stars and the study of stellar magnetism of star at the early stages of their formation. Following a successful final design review in Spring 2014, SPIRou is now under construction and is scheduled to see first light in late 2017. We present an overview of key aspects of SPIRou's optical and mechanical design.

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insu-03645352 , version 1 (19-04-2022)

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Étienne Artigau, Driss Kouach, Jean-François Donati, René Doyon, Xavier Delfosse, et al.. SPIRou: the near-infrared spectropolarimeter/high-precision velocimeter for the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope. Proceedings of the SPIE, 0000, à renseigner, Unknown Region. ⟨10.1117/12.2055663⟩. ⟨insu-03645352⟩
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