EAS Publications Series
Volume 40, 20103rd ARENA Conference: An Astronomical Observatory at CONCORDIA (Dome C, Antarctica)
|Page(s)||203 - 206|
|Published online||23 December 2009|
L. Spinoglio and N. Epchtein (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 40 (2010) 203-206
AIFU: An Antarctic Integral Field Unit for Near-Infrared spectro-imaging
LERMA, CNRS-UMR 8112, Paris Observatory, France
2 Laboratoire Fizeau, CNRS-UMR 6525, UNS, Nice, France
3 CRAL, CNRS-UMR 5574, Lyon Observatory, France
4 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Perugia, Italy
5 IAS, CNRS-UMR 8617, Paris-Sud University, France
Near-infrared spectro-photometry, at a spectral resolution of ~100, allows to characterize a great variety of stellar sources, from late-type giants to emission line stars. Various components of the interstellar medium, including circumstellar environments and Planetary Nebulae, can also be traced. We propose AIFU, a fiber-fed near-infrared low-resolution spectrograph. With a 1'×1' field of view and a 2'' sampling, AIFU will be well suited to survey spectroscopically stellar populations in large areas of the Galaxy and of the Magellanic Clouds, as e.g. star-forming regions, as well as to image extended sources, like circumstellar shells around nearby evolved stars, PDRs, simultaneously in many different emission lines.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2010
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