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William Herschel Telescope

GHaFaS: Galaxy Halpha Fabry-Perot System

— Fabry-Perot spectrometer —


First light: 6 July 2007.

Designed and built by: Université de Montréal, with partners at the Observatoire de Marseille and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias.

Description: It is a new generation Fabry-Perot interferometer, whose chief and powerful advantage over traditional systems which have been used on telescopes is the high sensitivity photon counting detector.

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Instrument information:
http://www.astro.umontreal.ca/ghafas/Site/Bienvenue_-_Bienvenido_-_Welcome.html

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Last modified: 22 August 2016