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Bach to Supply NIRPS Gratings

Photonics.com
Mar 2017
BOULDER, Colo., March 30, 2017 — Custom diffraction grating manufacturer Bach Research Corp. has been awarded a contract by the NIRPS (Near Infrared Planet Searcher) consortium to manufacture and deliver a custom R4 echelle grating and spares that will be used in the NIRPS instrument.

NIRPS is a high-resolution, near-infrared, fiber-fed and cross-dispersed echelle spectrograph designed for accurate radial-velocity measurements. The instrument is set to be installed on the 3.6-m European Southern Observatory telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. The R4 echelle grating is 90 × 320 mm with a blaze angle of 76°.

The consortium consists of the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) at the University of Montréal and the Observatory of Geneva at the University of Geneva.

Bach Research is a manufacturer of custom diffraction gratings and optical components for OEM, aerospace research, defense, astronomy and spaceflight instrumentation.


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astronomy
The scientific observation of celestial radiation that has reached the vicinity of Earth, and the interpretation of these observations to determine the characteristics of the extraterrestrial bodies and phenomena that have emitted the radiation.
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