The design and scientific objectives of a near infrared channeled spectrometer planned at the IOTA interferometer are discussed. The spectrometer has the flexibility to reconfigure easily for conventional broadband operations in addition to multi-channel mode. This instrument makes use of the existing PICNIC camera at the IOTA in order to be cost efficient. The spectrometer has been designed specifically for studying Mira stars. However, it will find its application in other areas of astrophysical interests such as studies of circumstellar disks around young stars and binary stars.
|Title of host publication
|Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II
|Number of pages
|Published - 24 Feb 2003
|Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series