SPHERE optical bench

Detailed view of the SPHERE optical bench is shown with the main subsystems clearly visible.

SPHERE (Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch) is installed on the ESO Very Large Telescope, and will assist researchers by directly imaging exoplanets which are larger than Jupiter.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:kasper_fig6
Type:Photographic
Release date:6 July 2017, 17:00
Related announcements:ann17041
Size:2185 x 1639 px

About the Object

Name:SPHERE
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:Paranal

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