Publication date: 17/12/2014

On the night of December 10th 2014, the third scientific instrument was successfully installed at the GTC 10.4 m telescope. CIRCE, a new near-infrared camera designed and constructed by the University of Florida (P.I.: Steve Eikenberry), will be used as a visitor instrument at GTC.

This new facility will work on the very important spectral region covered by the J, H, and K bands, filling the gap between the first GTC generation instruments, the optical camera OSIRIS and the thermal-IR camera CANARICAM.