MAORY-IFU

MAORY is a large multi-conjugate AO module under development as a first-light facility for the ESO Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). MAORY will provide a large AO corrected field. The prime instrument for MAORY will be MICADO, a precision infrared imager with astrometric capability. MAORY will be designed with a second port, and switching between ports will be achieved by rotating a flat mirror. Currently, there are no instruments planned for this port, but ESO feels it may be ideal for a system with infrared deployable IFUs.

Astralis has agreed to undertake a pre-phase A study for the MAORY MIFU, which is a client instrument for MAORY consisting of deployable infrared IFUs.  The tasks will be to develop a detailed science-case and multiple concepts for such an instrument with discussion of performance, risk and cost.