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Post by Led_Zep on 19th February 2014, 5:07 am

First light in May 2014 :
http://www.eso.org/public/announcements/ann14013/

(I have not found a thread here on that important instrument...)
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Re: SPHERE

Post by Led_Zep on 28th May 2014, 10:54 am


http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/exoplanets/exoplanet-portraits-tale-new-instruments/

« …SPHERE saw first light on May 8th in an observing run that finished on May 21st.
The instrument is performing exceptionally well, and we already took spectacular images,” says Ralf Siebenmorgen, chair of SPHERE’s instrument science and operation team… »
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Re: SPHERE

Post by Lazarus on 18th February 2015, 6:14 pm

Now giving results...

ESO: The Strange Case of the Missing Dwarf

Eclipse timings of the K2V+DA binary V471 Tauri led to a prediction that a tertiary brown dwarf was present. SPHERE fails to detect it, implying that another mechanism (probably the Applegate mechanism) is likely at work.
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Re: SPHERE

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 18th February 2015, 10:40 pm

On arXiv.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.05116

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