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William Herschel Telescope

SAURON: Spectrographic Areal Unit for Research on Optical Nebulae

— Areal lenslet spectrograph —


First light: February 1999.

De-commissioned: 5 April 2014.

Designed and built by: CRA Lyon, Leiden University, Durham University.

Description: Sauron is an integral field spectrograph using a lenslet array.

Some scientific highlights:

Publications (scientific papers, technical publications, etc.).

Instrument information:
http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/sauron/

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Last modified: 22 August 2016