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1 Sarah Kendrew Leiden Instrumentation Group

2  One of eight potential instruments for the European ELT, the largest planned optical/IR telescope for the next decade  A state-of-the-art mid-infrared instrument that will uncover unexplored parameter space at unprecedented resolutions (spatial + spectral)  A large international collaboration led from Leiden  An important part of the Netherlands’ strategy for next-generation optical/IR astronomy

3 Giant Magellan Telescope, 24m Thirty Meter Telescope, 30m European Extremely Large Telescope, 42m First light ~

4 METIS: Only instrument for > 3  m! METIS (NL PI) MICADO EPICS OPTIMOS Instrument selection and roadmap in 2010 by ESO

5 Leiden METIS team is: Bernhard Brandl, Principal Investigator Frank Molster, Project Manager Remko Stuik Laurent Jolissaint Sarah Kendrew Leiden science team members: Ewine van Dishoeck Paul van der Werf

6  Imaging at 3  14 µm (L, M, N bands) ◦ Fov ~ 18x18”  Low-resolution slit spectroscopy  Imaging polarimetry (N-band)  Coronagraphy  High-res integral field 3  5.5 (14?) µm (R~100,000)  Diffraction limited at all wavelengths ◦ Adaptive optics to remove turbulence effects  METIS covers huge parameter space spatially & spectrally

7 Conditions in the early Solar System, comets Follow-up of GRBs Ultra-luminous IR galaxies, starbursts, AGN Galactic Centre studies Star forming regions, protoplanetary disks, planet formation Detection & characterisation of exoplanets around nearby stars JWST E-ELT Martian atmosphere ALMA … and more ….

8 E-ELT + METIS will be an excellent complement to contemporary facilities ALMA JWST High spectral resolution in mid-IR not available on JWST + E-ELT spatial resolution superior E-ELT

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11 Science goals Top level requirements Baseline design Performance simulations Spectral resolution Field of view Wavelength coverage … Technical feasibility Risk assessment Cost Mass/Size Complexity Point spread function Sensitivity Thermal requirements

12 Get involved! Talk to me or: Bernhard Brandl Frank Molster Remko Stuik


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