- First refereed paper using MEGARA data:
"High-resolution MEGARA IFU spectroscopy and structural analysis of a fast-rotating, disky bulge in NGC 7025”,
Bililign T. Dullo, Mario Chamorro-Cazorla, Armando Gil de Paz, África Castillo-Morales, Jesús Gallego, et al.,
MEAGARA (Multi-Espectrógrafo en GTC de Alta Resolución para Astronomía) is an optical integral-field Unit (IFU) and multi-object spectrograph (MOS) designed for the GTC. The MEGARA IFU mode will offer a fibre bundle covering 12.5 arcsec x 11.3 arcsec with a spaxel size of 0.62 arcsec, which makes use of 100 μm-core optical fibers. The MEGARA MOS will allow observing up to 100 objects in a region of 3.5 arcmin x 3.5 arcmin around the IFU bundle. Eight of these bundles will be devoted to the determination of the sky during the observation with the IFU, so only 92 of these positioners will be available for MOS observations. Both the IFU and MOS capabilities of MEGARA will provide intermediate-to-high spectral resolutions (R~6,000, 12,000 and 18,700 respectively for the LR, MR and HR modes).
The contribution of the