Near-infrared calibration systems for precise radial-velocity measurements

Stephen L. Redman, Florian Kerber, Gillian Nave, Suvrath Mahadevan, Lawrence William Ramsey, Jonathan Smoker, Hans Ulrich Kæufl, P. R L Figueira

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

We present work done to prepare two new near-infrared calibration sources for use on high-precision astrophysical spectrographs. Uranium-neon is an atomic calibration source, commercially available as a hollow-cathode lamp, with over 10 000 known emission lines between 0.85 and 4 μm. Four gas cells - containing C2H2, H13CN, 12CO, and 13CO, respectively-are available as National Institute of Standards and Technology (nist) Standard Reference Materials (SRMs), and provide narrow absorption lines between 1.5 and 1.65 μm. These calibration sources may prove useful for wavelength-calibrating the future near-infrared high-precision radial-velocity spectrometers, including the Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exo-earths with a Near-infrared Echelle Spectrograph (CARMENES),1 the SpectroPolarimetre InfraROUge (SPIRou)*, and the Habitable-Zone Planet Finder (HPF).2

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8446
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period7/1/127/6/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Near-infrared calibration systems for precise radial-velocity measurements'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Redman, S. L., Kerber, F., Nave, G., Mahadevan, S., Ramsey, L. W., Smoker, J., Kæufl, H. U., & Figueira, P. R. L. (2012). Near-infrared calibration systems for precise radial-velocity measurements. In Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV [84468G] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8446). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925585