MIRADAS is the third-generation near-infrared spectrograph for the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) telescope. It can study many objects simultaneously and at high spectral resolution. It will enable cutting edge science that has never been possible before, revealing the physics of the most massive stars, and unveiling the structure of the inner Milky Way.

The IEEC, through the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (UB), is part of the MIRADAS Consortium and is in charge of the design of the deployable probe arms with pickoff mirror optics. The MIRADAS Consortium is led by the University of Florida (USA). Besides IEEC and UB, the consortium is also participated by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), the Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE) and the Instituto de Astronomía de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

More information:

In the MIRADAS Consortium website
In the GTC website

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