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William Herschel Telescope

Spectrographic Areal Unit for Research on Optical Nebulae (SAURON)

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:

More information: SAURON web pages

More photos of this instrument: http://www.ing.iac.es/PR/archive/wht/instruments.html

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Last modified: 23 July 2015