The MAROON-X Spectrograph

MAROON-X is a fiber-fed, red-optical, precision radial velocity
spectrograph that will be installed at the Gemini North telescope in early
2019. This instrument is optimized to detect rocky planets in the
habitable zones of mid- to late- M dwarf stars. MAROON-X will provide
follow-up observations for TESS planet candidates in order to confirm them
as planets and measure their masses. In doing so, we will be able to
determine which planets most likely have Earth-like compositions and thus
would be prime targets for atmospheric characterization observations with
the James Webb Space Telescope. We will present on the current status of
MAROON-X highlighting the novel technology that has been developed for
this project and the results of ongoing performance testing occurring at
the University of Chicago.

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