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Performances of HARPS and FEROS fibers in La Silla ESO Observatory
Author(s): Gerardo Avila; Dominique Kohler; Ernesto Araya; Alain Gilliotte; Wolfgang Eckert
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Paper Abstract

Optical fibres have been extensively used at ESO to link telescopes to spectrographs. The last two developments included the preparation of the fibres for the HARPS and FEROS instruments in La Silla Observatory. The HARPS fibre bundle uses a high efficient scrambler for precise measurements of radial velocities (< 1 m/s). The FEROS fibre micro-lenses were updated to match the 2.2 m telescope with emphasis in optimizing the efficiency. This paper describes the features and performances of these fibres.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551303
Show Author Affiliations
Gerardo Avila, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Dominique Kohler, Observatoire de Haute-Provence (France)
Ernesto Araya, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Alain Gilliotte, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Wolfgang Eckert, European Southern Observatory (Chile)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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