Infrared/Submillimeter Instrumentation at MPE
|Very Large Telescope
||Large Binocular Telescope
The click-able figure below illustrates:
experiments which are under development, in the design phase,
or under consideration
, MCAO Imaging Camera for Deep Observations
- Far-infrared detector array development
for SOFIA and the Herschel Space Observatory (formerly known as FIRST).
- FIFI LS
, the Field-Imaging Far-Infrared
Line Spectrometer for the SOFIA airborne observatory.
, a multi integral field spectrograph
, the Very Large Telescope Interferometer
, an adaptive optics assisted, near-infrared VLTI instrument for precision narrow-angle astrometry and interferometric phase referenced imaging of faint objects.
, a Near-Infrared Interferometric Integral Field Spectrometer for the LBT.
- EUCLID is a Cosmic Vision Survey Mission.
- ARGOS - the Laser Guide Stars for the LBT.
and experiments which are/were operational at telescopes or on satellites
, a far-infrared imaging photometer and spectrometer instrument for
the Herschel Space Observatory (formerly known as FIRST)
, a facility NIR spectrograph for the Large Binocular Telescope
, the laser for the VLT (part of the ESO LGSF)
- SINFONI, a state-of-the-art imaging NIR spectrometer (
[MPE]) plus an adaptive optics system (
, a diffraction-limited near infrared camera for the ESO VLT
, the near infrared camera for the VLT Interferometer Commissionning
, an adaptive optics system with a laser guide star (since 1996)
- high spatial resolution near-infrared speckle cameras
- the 30m Telescope (since 1985) and Plateau de Bure Interferometer
(since 1992), systems for high sensitivity and high spatial resolution
millimeter wavelength observations. Both facilities are operated by
- the first integral field near-infrared spectrometer
- Infrared Space Observatory Short Wavelength Spectrometer,
, an instrument which provided high sensitivity spectrocopic data from
2.4 - 45µm (1995 - 1998)
, a unique instrument designed for simultaneous observations in the
near-infrared and mid-infrared (since 1996)
© Infrared and Submillimeter Astronomy Group at MPE
19/02/2010, editor of this page: Thomas Ott