The complete AO system has been delivered to Geneva. A clean bench is being prepared, and closed-loop tests should start by the end of the June 2017.
UdeM group is working hard to provide a new type of Focal Plane Assembly (FPA) to receive the new H4RG detectors build by Teledyne. These FPA will be available end of July for testing.
Porto, and Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, were the host of the critical design review of NIRPS. NIRPS has been successfully place into orbit and final procurements are ready to start.
Both spectrographs NIRPS and its cousin SPIRou can be compared on this view. SPIRou will be installed on the CFHT by the end of 2017 and NIRPS on the 3.6m at La Silla in 2019.
Université de Montréal was the host of the NIRPS preliminary design review (PDR). All the consortium teams agreed to continue the work and to keep the fast track schedule which aims is to have an instrument ready to… Read More
NIRPS consortium has chosen Bach Research inc. as the official manufacturer for its diffraction grating. NIRPS is a fiber-fed and cross-dispersed echelle spectrograph using an R4 (blaze angle of 76°) echelle. The collimated beam diameter of the spectrograph… Read More
UdeM team has placed an order to purchase the H4RG detector of NIRPS in July 2016. This order will include one engineering grade detector, one 4k x 4k science grade detector with a 2.5 µm cutoff and all… Read More
NIRPS Kick-Off meeting has been held in Geneva Observatory in January 2016, from the 13th to 15th. More than 25 people attend this meeting to start and boost the very fast track instrument NIRPS. NIRPS should be on sky… Read More