(Near Infrared Planet Searcher)
(near-infrared extension to HARPS spectrograph)
NIRPS (Near Infrared Planet Searcher)
is a spectrograph under construction for
the ESO 3.6m Telescope
at La Silla Observatory (LSO) in Chile.
It is essentially a near infrared
extension to HARPS, with a
spectral resolution capable of
down to 1 meter per second.
Interest has become high regarding extra-solar planets
around red dwarfs, for which infrared
spectrography is helpful.
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