ESPRESSO achieves First Light: inside the front-end structure

The Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO) successfully made its first observations in November 2017. Installed on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, ESPRESSO will search for exoplanets with unprecedented precision by looking at the minuscule changes in the properties of light coming from their host stars. For the first time ever, an instrument will be able to sum up the light from all four VLT telescopes and achieve the light collecting power of a 16-metre telescope.

This view shows the inside of one of the ESPRESSO front-ends where all the active components of the spectrograph are located.

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Giorgio Calderone, INAF Trieste

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Auðkenni:eso1739d
Tegund:Ljósmynd
Útgáfudagur:Des 6, 2017, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1739
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Nafn:ESPRESSO
Tegund:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Flokkur:Paranal

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