Challenges for mid-IR Instruments on ELTs (PPT)

Bernhard Brandl

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

85 Downloads (Pure)


I will briefly introduce the fundamental limitations of modern mid-IR facilities, both from ground and in space, and highlight their unique discovery spaces. I will generally discuss the unique challenges that ELTs impose on mid-IR instruments, from adaptive optics and high-contrast imaging to the complex thermal infrared background and and alternatives to classical chopping/nodding techniques. I will use the specific examples of the planned ELT instruments METIS (ELT) and MICHI (TMT) to illustrate how these challenges impact their conceptual design and capabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventGround-based thermal infrared astronomy – past, present and future - On-line
Duration: 12 Oct 202016 Oct 2020


ConferenceGround-based thermal infrared astronomy – past, present and future
Abbreviated titleIR2020
Internet address


  • Zenodo community IR2020

Cite this