Category Archives: HPF Hardware

We Have a Cryostat

If you have been following the blog up to now, you have seen our discussion of the technical requirements and specifications for our cryostat — the giant, temperature-controlled vacuum chamber that will house the HPF instrument.  The cryostat has been in … Continue reading

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The 2 square-inch detector at the heart of HPF

A little history Among the variety of components that make up HPF, the mammoth 10m Hobby-Eberly Telescope and the hefty 200lb diffraction grating are certainly the most imposing. Although these are among the best and most advanced tools in modern … 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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