Dec 07, 2012
CEA will contributes to the METIS instrument

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) Council at its meeting at ESO's Headquarters in Garching, Germany on 4 December 2012 has given full approval for the start of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) programme. With its 39,3 m diametre mirror, E-ELT will be the world largest ground-based telescope for visible and infrared observations. Four to five times bigger that the present most-advanced instruments, it will collect 15 times more light. Its size is also larger than the other competing installations the « Thirty-Meter Telescope » and the « Giant Magellan Telescope ». The vote of France has allowed to reach the two-third majority needed for the launch of the program. Within a consortium of other European laboratories, the CEA (Astrophysical Division - IRFU) is involved in the buiding of METIS, a spectro-imager operating in the infrared that will be one of the major instruments at the focus of the new giant telescope.
Read more in : Le télescope européen géant E-ELT définitivement accepté (in French)

Dec 07, 2012
CEA will contributes to the METIS instrument

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) Council at its meeting at ESO's Headquarters in Garching, Germany on 4 December 2012 has given full approval for the start of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) programme. With its 39,3 m diametre mirror, E-ELT will be the world largest ground-based telescope for visible and infrared observations. Four to five times bigger that the present most-advanced instruments, it will collect 15 times more light. Its size is also larger than the other competing installations the « Thirty-Meter Telescope » and the « Giant Magellan Telescope ». The vote of France has allowed to reach the two-third majority needed for the launch of the program. Within a consortium of other European laboratories, the CEA (Astrophysical Division - IRFU) is involved in the buiding of METIS, a spectro-imager operating in the infrared that will be one of the major instruments at the focus of the new giant telescope.
Read more in : Le télescope européen géant E-ELT définitivement accepté (in French)

 

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