With the imminent launch of the JWST, the field of thermal-infrared (TIR) astronomy will enjoy a revolution. It is easy to imagine that all areas of infrared (IR) astronomy will be greatly advanced, but perhaps impossible to conceive of the new vistas that will be opened. To allow both follow-up JWST observations and a continuance of work started on the ground-based 8m's, we continue to plan the science cases and instrument design for a TIR imager and spectrometer for early operation on the TMT. We present the current status of our science cases and the instrumentation plans, harnessing expertise across the TMT partnership.
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2020|
|Event||Ground-based thermal infrared astronomy – past, present and future - On-line|
Duration: 12 Oct 2020 → 16 Oct 2020
|Conference||Ground-based thermal infrared astronomy – past, present and future|
|Period||12/10/20 → 16/10/20|
- Zenodo community IR2020