First raw image obtained by NIRPS

Eso_ann22009b_1024

eso_ann22009b June 27th, 2022

Credit: ESO/NIRPS consortium

The Near Infrared Planet Searcher (NIRPS) instrument, installed on ESO's 3.6-metre telescope, had its first light in mid-2022. Here we see the first raw data from the instrument, the spectrum of Barnard's star. Each horizontal line corresponds to a narrow region of light where both the absorption lines from the star and the absorption from the Earth's atmosphere are visible. The dotted lines correspond to the so-called comb spectrum, a "ruler" that is used as a reference for the horizontal lines, so scientists can know which wavelengths of light they correspond to.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/ann22009b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NIRPS
Subject - General
Technology > Observatory > Instrument
Eso_ann22009b_1280
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ID
ann22009b
Subject Category
E.8.1.3  
Subject Name
NIRPS
Credits
ESO/NIRPS consortium
Release Date
2022-06-27T15:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/ann22009b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
2350.0, 1458.0
Reference Pixel
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Rotation
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Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
https://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
ann22009b
Metadata Date
2022-06-15T14:49:19+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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