CARMENES instrument overview

@inproceedings{Quirrenbach2014CARMENESIO,
  title={CARMENES instrument overview},
  author={Andreas Quirrenbach and Pedro J. Amado and Jos{\'e} Antonio Caballero and Reinhard Mundt and Ansgar Reiners and Ignasi Ribas and Walter Seifert and M. Abril Abril and Jes{\'u}s Aceituno and F. J. Alonso-Floriano and M. Ammler-von Eiff and R. Antona Jim{\'e}nez and Heiko Anwand-Heerwart and M. Azzaro and Florian F. Bauer and David Barrado and Santiago Becerril and V. J. S. B{\'e}jar and D. Ben{\'i}tez and Z. M. Berdi{\~n}as and Manuel C{\'a}rdenas and Estefan{\'i}a Casal and Antonio Claret and J. Colom{\'e} and M. Cort{\'e}s-Contreras and S. Czesla and Michaela Doellinger and Stefan Dreizler and Carmen Feiz and M. Fern{\'a}ndez and David Galad{\'i} and M. C. G{\'a}lvez-Ortiz and Alvaro Garcia-Piquer and M L Garc{\'i}a-Vargas and Rafael Garrido and Llu'is Gesa and V. G{\'o}mez Galera and Elsa M. Gonz{\'a}lez {\'A}lvarez and Jonay I. Gonz{\'a}lez Hern{\'a}ndez and Ulrich Gr{\"o}zinger and J. Gu{\`a}rdia and E. W. Guenther and E. de Guindos and Juan Guti{\'e}rrez-Soto and Hans J. Hagen and A. P. Hatzes and Peter Hauschildt and Jens Helmling and Th. Henning and D. Hermann and L. Hern{\'a}ndez Casta{\~n}o and E. Herrero and Diego Hidalgo and G. Holgado and Armin Huber and Klaus F. Huber and S. V. Jeffers and Viki Joergens and E. de Juan and M Kehr and Ralf Klein and Martin K{\"u}rster and Andre Lamert and Sairam Lalitha and Werner Laun and Ulrike Lemke and Rainer Lenzen and M. L{\'o}pez del Fresno and B. L{\'o}pez Mart{\'i} and Javier Lopez-Santiago and Urs Mall and Holger Mandel and Eric L. Martin and Susana Mart{\'i}n-Ruiz and H. Mart{\'i}nez-Rodr{\'i}guez and C. J. Marvin and Richard J. Mathar and E. Mirabet and David Montes and Rafael Morales Mu{\~n}oz and Andr{\'e}s Moya and V. Naranjo and Aviv Ofir and Raquel Oreiro and Enric Pall{\'e} and Johana Panduro and Vera Maria Passegger and A. P{\'e}rez-Calpena and D. P{\'e}rez Medialdea and M. Perger and Michael Pluto and Alejandro Ram{\'o}n and Rafael Rebolo and P. Redondo and Sabine Reffert and Sascha Reinhardt and Petra Rhode and Hans–Walter Rix and Florian Rodler and Eloy Rodr{\'i}guez and Cristina Rodr{\'i}guez-L{\'o}pez and E.‐M. Rodriguez‐Perez and R. R. Rohloff and Albert Rosich and Ernesto S{\'a}nchez-Blanco and Miguel A. S{\'a}nchez Carrasco and Jorge Sanz-Forcada and L. F. Sarmiento and S. Sch{\"a}fer and J{\"o}rg Schiller and Christof Schmidt and J{\"u}rgen H. M. M. Schmitt and Enrique Solano and Otmar Stahl and Clemens Storz and Julian St{\"u}rmer and J. C. Su{\'a}rez and Rainer G. Ulbrich and Gerardo Veredas and Karl Wagner and J. Winkler and Mar{\'i}a Rosa Zapatero Osorio and Martin Zechmeister and F. J. Abell{\'a}n de Paco and Guillem Anglada-Escud{\'e} and Carlos del Burgo and A. Klutsch and J.-L. Lizon and Mercedes L{\'o}pez-Morales and Juan Carlos Morales and Michael A. C. Perryman and Simon Tulloch and W. Xu},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation},
  year={2014}
}
This paper gives an overview of the CARMENES instrument and of the survey that will be carried out with it during the first years of operation. CARMENES (Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exoearths with Near-infrared and optical Echelle Spectrographs) is a next-generation radial-velocity instrument under construction for the 3.5m telescope at the Calar Alto Observatory by a consortium of eleven Spanish and German institutions. The scientific goal of the project is conducting a… 

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