• AO delivered at Geneva

    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.

  • First view of NIRPS FPA

    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.  

  • NIRPS passa de Porto!

    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.

  • NIRPS and SPIRou size compared !

    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.

  • A fruitful PDR in Montréal

    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 awards Bach Research echelle grating contract for exoplanet research

    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

  • H4RG ordered

    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

  • Kick-Off Meeting in Geneva

    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