The NIRPS instrument

This photograph shows the Near InfraRed Planet Searcher (NIRPS) instrument and its adaptive optics system, which is installed at ESO’s 3.6-metre telescope. The light collected from the telescope is aimed through a series of mirrors before being injected into an optical fibre. Thanks to this adaptive-optics system, disturbances in the Earth's atmosphere can be corrected for, allowing for sharper observations. NIRPS successfully achieved first light in mid-2022.


N. Blind (Observatoire de Genève)/NIRPS consortium/ESO

O snímku

Datum zveřejnění:27. června 2022 15:00
Související oznámení:ann22009
Velikost:2000 x 1325 px

O objektu

Typ:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Kategorie:La Silla

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