SOFI at the NTT

SOFI is the infrared spectrograph and imaging camera on the New Technology Telescope, at La Silla Observatory. It looks like a piece of kitchenware, but this is because the optical system and detector are cooled to around -200°C by means of the closed cycle cooler attached to the enclosing vacuum vessel. A co-rotator system feeds electrical cables plus gas and fluid hoses to the instrument and rotates with it as the telescope tracks objects on the sky.

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ESO/A.Santerne

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Id:santerne-sofi
Type:Photographic
Release date:7 June 2013, 16:41
Size:3456 x 2304 px

About the Object

Name:La Silla, New Technology Telescope, SOFI
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
• X - La Silla

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