First HRS camera delivered

On 24 January 2020, Walter Seifert reported that the first camera for the High Resolution Spectrograph (HRS) had safely arrived at the Landessternwarte in Heidelberg. This is the camera for the green HRS channel. The system is now being characterized and is subjected to a variety of incoming tests. Following these tests the camera will be integrated into the spectrograph and the field lens will be sent to AIP for mounting on the detector head.

The HRS green camera arrived safely in Heidelberg. This picture shows the camera during unpacking.

The front of the HRS green camera.

The back of the HRS green camera.

This picture, showing optical designer and engineer Wenli Xu behind the HRS green camera, was taken during the acceptance meeting and tests in mid-December at the manufacturer’s premises (KiwiStar Optics, New Zealand).

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