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CARMENES: Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exoearths with Near-infrared and optical Echelle Spectrographs Two stabilised echelle spectrographs,

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2 CARMENES: Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exoearths with Near-infrared and optical Echelle Spectrographs Two stabilised echelle spectrographs, aim 1 m/s radial-velocity precision : NIR (   m ) and VIS (   m), both at R=82,000 Vacuum tanks → Coudé room → 3.5 m telescope Calar Alto → CAHA, Spain HARPS-like. Innovations: focus on Y and J bands. ThAr/UNe lamps for wavelength calibration (to be replaced by Fabry- Pérot wavemeter)

3 The CARMENES Consortium MPIA (Heidelberg)  IAA (Granada)  LSW (Heidelberg)  ICE (Barcelona)  IAG (Göttingen)  IAC (Tenerife)  TLS (Tautenburg)  UCM (Madrid)  HS (Hamburg)  CAB (Madrid) CAHA (50% MPG + 50% CSIC) Germany + Spain ≥ 5.0 MEUR

4 Advantages Simultaneous near-infrared and visible observations Both high resolution and wide spectral coverage Dedication to stable high-precision radial-velocity survey of exoplanets around M dwarfs Long guaranteed time for the completion of the project (>600 night from 2014 to 2018) Avoid the complications of cryogenics Early first light (beginning of 2014)

5 Core Management Team Project scientists I. Ribas (ICE) A. Reiners (IAG) System engineers W. Seifert (LSW) M. A. Sánchez Carrasco (IAA) Institution representatives R. Mundt (MPIA) P. J. Amado (IAA) A. Quirrenbach (LSW) I. Ribas (ICE) A. Reiners (IAG) V. J. S. Béjar (IAC) E. W. Guenther (TLS) D. Montes (UCM) J. H. H. M. Schmidt (HS) E. L. Martín (CAB) D. Barrado (CAHA) Quality assurance O. Stahl (LSW) Scheduler J. Colomé (ICE) Pipeline A. Reiners (IAG) Archive J. A. Caballero (CAB) ETC O. Stahl (LSW) Telescope & Observatory D. Galadí (CAHA) Webpage & Outreach J. A. Caballero (CAB) Common components FrontEnd W. Seifert (LSW) ICS J. Colomé (ICE) VacuumTanks S. Dreizler (IAG) C alUnit E. W. Guenther (TLS) Fibres O. Stahl (LSW) NIR channel P. J. Amado (IAA) Optics C. Cárdenas (IAA) Mechanics S. Becerril (IAA) Cooling unit S. Becerril (IAA) Control R. Morales (IAA) Detector R. Lenzen (MPIA) VIS channel A. Quirrenbach (LSW) Optics W. Seifert (LSW) Mechanics W. Seifert (LSW) Detector O. Stahl (LSW) MPIA liaison R. Mundt (MPIA) Principal investigators A. Quirrenbach (LSW) P. J. Amado (IAA) Project managers H. Mandel (LSW) J. A. Caballero (CAB) CAHA liaison D. Galadí (CAHA) Simulations A. Reiners (IAG) Star Characterisation M. R. Zapatero Osorio (CAB) CARMENCITA J. A. Caballero (CAB) Exploitation Science Team Sample I. Ribas (ICE) Science Science Team Project supervisory board MPIA director, IAA director, CAHA director, PIs CARMENES organigram pre-FDR 2012 Control H.J. Hagen (HS)

6 Schedule Pre-selection : January 2009 CDR : October 2009 pCDR : July 2010 Green light : November 2010 PDR : July 2011 FDR : Nov 2012 (optics-FDR Apr 2012) AIV : 2013 First light, commissioning : early 2014 Start survey : mid 2014


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