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William Herschel Telescope

SAURON: Spectrographic Areal Unit for Research on Optical Nebulae

— Areal lenslet spectrograph —


First light (at ING): 1 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.

Time allocations:
Nights scheduled since semester 2007B

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

Research impact:

Scientific highlights (6)

Publications (139 from ING paper count)

Public outreach:

Media releases (4)

Multimedia:

Photo archive (5)

Video archive (1)



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Last modified: 08 February 2023