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Summary: CARMENES is a two-channel spectrograph designed to search for extrasolar planets around M dwarfs. It consists of two independent high-resolution echelle spectrographs that are simultaneously fed through fibers. CARMENES covers the wavelength range from 520 to 1710 nm and is the first instrument on sky that is dedicated to and optimized for precise radial velocity measurements across the visual and near-IR wavelength range. 
Detectors: 1 x 4kx4k e2v CCD231-84 [15µ pixel], 2 x 2kx2k Hawaii-2RG (2.5µ cutoff)
Focal Station: CASS focus
Instrument Responsible: Marco Azzaro and David Galadi (at Calar Alto)
Andreas Quirrenbach (at LSW)
Contact: coords@caha.es

General Information
Overview 
User's manual
NIR Cooling System manual
Publications
CARMENES Consortium Webpage  
Calibrations 
IR detectors characteristics
CCD characteristics
Tools 
Signal estimations 
SNR indicative estimations 

The instrument has been co-founded by the Spanish Ministery of Economy and Competitiveness, project FICTS-2011-02 (using FEDER funds). Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional, "Una manera de hacer Europa".

 
M. Azzaro
June 2017