Astrophysics (index)

HARPS-N

(High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher for the Northern Hemisphere)
(high-precision spectrograph for exoplanet searches in Canary Islands)

HARPS-N (High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher for the Northern Hemisphere) is a Spectrograph with an echelle Grating designed to measure the Radial Velocity of stars, similar in design to HARPS. HARPS-N is installed in Italy's 3.58m Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG) in the Canary Islands.

It began operation in 2012. Among its work is following up on discoveries by Kepler Telescope to gather more data about Extra Solar Planets.


(instrument,exoplanets,Canary Islands,spectrograph)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HARPS-N
https://plone.unige.ch/HARPS-N/
http://www.tng.iac.es/instruments/harps/

Referenced by:
Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG)

index