Author Archives: Paul M Robertson

HPF Commissioning: A New Standard in the Near Infrared

We’ve been quiet… Our last post, made about a year ago, shared our excitement at having delivered HPF to its permanent home on HET, and recording the instrument’s first data.  Since then, we have been busy doing the hard work … Continue reading

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HPF Goes On Sky!

Introduction Things have been quiet here on the HPF blog for the last few months, but that has certainly not been the case in our lab!  Our team has been working diligently, making the final push to deliver HPF to … Continue reading

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Stellar Activity in the Near-Infrared: We Need a New Ruler!

Introduction We talk about stellar activity a lot on this blog.  Once HPF gets on sky, radial velocity noise from stellar activity will likely be the biggest impediment to finding exoplanets.  Thus, if we want HPF’s chief scientific mission of … Continue reading

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