The Arizona Lenslets for Exoplanet Spectroscopy (ALES) is the world's first AO-fed thermal infrared integral field spectrograph, mounted inside the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI) on the LBT. An initial mode of ALES allows 3-4 μm spectra at R 20 with 0.026" spaxels over a 1"x1" field-of-view. We are in the process of upgrading ALES with additional wavelength ranges, spectral resolutions, and plate scales allowing a broad suite of science that takes advantage of ALES's unique ability to work at wavelengths >2 microns, and at the diffraction limit of the LBT's full 23.8 meter aperture.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII|
|Editors||Luc Simard, Luc Simard, Christopher J. Evans, Hideki Takami|
|State||Published - 2018|
|Event||Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018 - Austin, United States|
Duration: Jun 10 2018 → Jun 14 2018
|Name||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Other||Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018|
|Period||6/10/18 → 6/14/18|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This paper is based on work funded by NSF Grants 1608834 and 1614320.
- Adaptive optics
- exoplanet imaging
- exoplanet instrumentation
- integral field spectroscopy