Author Archives: Gudmundur Kari Stefansson

NEID, HPF’s sister spectrograph

Recently, the HPF team was selected to build the NEID spectrograph, the next generation spectrograph for the 3.5m WIYN telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, located on the Tohono O’odham reservation in Arizona. The word neid means ‘to see’ in the language of the Tohono … Continue reading

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HPF Thermal Enclosure Setup at McDonald Observatory

Three members of the HPF team recently visited McDonald Observatory in Texas recently, with two goals in mind: Install the HPF thermal enclosure Setup a temperature monitoring system in the spectrograph room Installing the HPF Thermal Enclosure The HPF spectrograph … Continue reading

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MLI Blankets

In recent weeks much progress has been made in making Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) blankets for the HPF spectrograph. Below follows a video of some of the fabrication steps in the HPF clean-room lab: but what are MLI-blankets, how do they … Continue reading

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