One Small Part of SPHERE

This is a small part of the Spectro Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research instrument (SPHERE) which has one of the most exciting and challenging aims in modern astronomy; the direct imaging and spectral characterisation of exoplanets.

This particular instrument is a visible imaging polarimeter (ZIMPOL, Zurich Imaging Polarimeter) which should provide better contrast performance. To read more about it see issue 149 of The Messenger.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:kasper_fig4
Type:Photographic
Release date:30 July 2013, 17:31
Size:2185 x 1745 px

About the Object

Name:SPHERE
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Survey Telescopes

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