Category Archives: Project Development

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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The Camera of HPF

Introduction: Spectrometer Cameras A spectrometer, as the name implies, records a ‘spectrum’ of an object. This spectrum, in its most basic form, is just a series of images of the instrument entrance aperture (whether it be a star, slit, optical … Continue reading

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The HPF cryostat test drive: sub-milliKelvin temperature stability

Background: the need to cool HPF down to 180K One of the most frequently discussed topics on this blog has been the need to enclose the HPF instrument in a stable, cold environment.  Because HPF will observe stars in infrared … Continue reading

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