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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.

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

Scientific impact:

Scientific highlights (6).

Publications (120).

Public impact:

Media releases (4).

Multimedia:

Photo archive (5).

Video archive (1).



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Last modified: 06 June 2020