GIANO: high precision infrared spectrograph

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GIANO: high precision infrared spectrograph

Post by Galzi on 30th August 2012, 3:22 pm

GIANO, a near infrared spectrograph installed at TNG:

http://www.bo.astro.it/giano/GIANO/GIANO_Overview.html

Among the objectives: search for low-mass, rocky planets around cool, low-mass stars with the RV method, and study the chemical composition of brown dwarfs and very low mass stars atmosphere and circumstellar activity.

Technical first light achieved on 27 July 2012.

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Re: GIANO: high precision infrared spectrograph

Post by Galzi on 2nd November 2012, 4:28 pm

Commissioning going on at the TNG telescope:

http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1362480

The major scientific goals include the search for rocky planets with habitable conditions around low-mass stars, quantitative spectroscopy of brown dwarfs, accurate chemical abundances of high metallicity stars and stellar clusters.

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