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CRIRES

(Cryogenic Infrared Echelle Spectrometer)
(high resolution IR echelle spectrometer)

CRIRES (Cryogenic Infrared Echelle Spectrometer) is a high Spectral Resolution (R) Infrared (IR) Spectrograph on European Southern Observatory Very Large Telescope (ESO VLT). Its spectral resolution reaches 100,000, in the 1-5 μm range. Among its goals is Radial Velocity measurements to study Binary Stars and Extra Solar Planets.

It is currently being upgraded and will be called CRIRES+.


(spectrograph,instrument,infrared)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_Large_Telescope
http://www.eso.org/~rsiebenm/crires/
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
1um300THz1.3eVbeginCRIRES
5um60THz248meVendCRIRES

Referenced by:
European Southern Observatory Very Large Telescope (ESO VLT)
Spectral Resolution (R)

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