FIES - A high resolution FIber-fed Echelle Spectrograph for NOT
The information provided below is for a large
part historical and not intended as a source of information if you consider
to submit a proposal for FIES.
FIES is a cross-dispersed (prism) Echelle spectrograph. With its full
weight of 600 kg, it is currently mounted on the telescope pier
aiming to serve as a stand-by high-resolution Spectrograph.
During technical time in February 2001, the last modifications and
tests were successfully accomplished, and spectra were obtained with a
Latest developments: In the fall of 2002 funding for several
upgrades to the instrument, including a new detector, has been
accomplished. We aim to move FIES to a separate building outside the
telescope offering a stable environment for the spectrograph.
Furthermore, FIES software will be adapted such that the spectrograph
can be offered by the NOT as a common-user instrument.
FIES will offer a fixed format R=60000 multi-order spectral format.
The fiber projects to 1.3 arcsec on the sky.
Technical and pre-commissioning reports