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Second cryogenic cycle for SPIRou #1

Second cryogenic cycle for SPIRo...

23/05/2017

Spectrum of a Th-Ar hollow cat...

Second cryogenic cycle for SPIRou #2

Second cryogenic cycle for SPIRo...

22/05/2017

Comparison between images obtained in the first...

Second cryogenic cycle for SPIRou #3

Second cryogenic cycle for SPIRo...

22/05/2017

Bench temperature at mid distance from the 3 cont...

Second cryogenic cycle for SPIRou #4

Second cryogenic cycle for SPIRo...

21/05/2017

Close up views on SPIRou spectra, with the instru...

Tribute to Pierre Soler

Tribute to Pierre Soler

19/05/2017

SPIRou Final Design Review at...

Another cooling cycle in progress for SPIRou

Another cooling cycle in progres...

28/04/2017

The full spectrograph ready fo...

Another cooling cycle in progress for SPIRou #2

Another cooling cycle in progres...

31/03/2017

Temperature of the bench at mid distance from th...

First SPIRou Lab images #1

First SPIRou Lab images #1

30/03/2017

Zoom on a SPIRou spectrum of a...

First SPIRou Lab images #2

First SPIRou Lab images #2

30/03/2017

Zoom on a SPIRou spectrum of a Fabry-Perot calibr...

First SPIRou Lab images #3

First SPIRou Lab images #3

30/03/2017

Full size images of the two previous close-ups (©...

First SPIRou Lab images #4

First SPIRou Lab images #4

29/03/2017

Full size images prior to image processing (©IRAP...

First SPIRou Lab images #5

First SPIRou Lab images #5

29/03/2017

Zoom on a SPIRou spectrum of a...

Cooling Cycle 2 at IRAP/OMP #1

Cooling Cycle 2 at IRAP/OMP #1

26/03/2017

Closing the SPIRou cryogenic s...

Cooling cycle 2 at IRAP/OMP #2

Cooling cycle 2 at IRAP/OMP #2

25/03/2017

Cold straps and thermal probes bonded to the pris...

Cooling cycle 2 at IRAP/OMP #3

Cooling cycle 2 at IRAP/OMP #3

25/03/2017

Preparation and cleaning of the spectrograph prio...

Cooling cycle 2 at IRAP/OMP #4

Cooling cycle 2 at IRAP/OMP #4

24/03/2017

Crane-handling preparation of...

Cooling cycle 2 at IRAP/OMP #5

Cooling cycle 2 at IRAP/OMP #5

24/03/2017

Crane-handling of the active t...

Detector delivery #1

Detector delivery #1

23/03/2017

The H2RG test detector mounted...

Detector delivery #2

Detector delivery #2

22/03/2017

Installing the H2RG detec...

Detector delivery #3

Detector delivery #3

21/03/2017

Checking the detector electro...

Camera delivery #1

Camera delivery #1

01/03/2017

The spectrograph optics o...

Camera delivery #2

Camera delivery #2

28/02/2017

The camera on the SPIRou cryogenic bench (©S.Chas...

Camera delivery #3

Camera delivery #3

24/02/2017

Connecting the camera with thermal straps and tem...

Camera delivery #4

Camera delivery #4

21/02/2017

Installing the SPIRou camera on the optical bench...

Slicer delivery #1

Slicer delivery #1

10/02/2017

Internal view of the SPIRou pu...

Slicer delivery #2

Slicer delivery #2

09/02/2017

The 3 sets of 4 images (one...

Slicer delivery #3

Slicer delivery #3

08/02/2017

The pupil profile at the outpu...

Slicer delivery #4

Slicer delivery #4

07/02/2017

The slicer and dedicated mount...

Tribute to Les

Tribute to Les

23/01/2017

@IRAP/OMP during the SPIRou cryostat delivery

Spectrograph alignment 1

Spectrograph alignment 1

22/12/2016

Aligning the spectrograph optics on the SPIRou op...

Spectrograph alignment 2

Spectrograph alignment 2

22/12/2016

Overview of the SPIRou spectrograph in the alignm...

Spectrograph alignment 3

Spectrograph alignment 3

21/12/2016

R2 échelle grating (right) and triple-prism cross...

Spectrograph alignment 4

Spectrograph alignment 4

20/12/2016

Reference masks (left), prism...

Spectrograph alignment 5

Spectrograph alignment 5

13/12/2016

Reference mask with the pinholes on which the bea...

Spectrograph alignment 6

Spectrograph alignment 6

12/12/2016

The SPIRou spectrograph optical design
real...

Optics integration

Optics integration

11/11/2016

Integration of the prisms in their mount finaliz...

Optics integration

Optics integration

08/11/2016

Bonding of the pucks and flexures on the two ZnSe...

Optics integration

Optics integration

08/11/2016

The three prisms of the cross-disperser, integrat...

Optics integration

Optics integration

08/11/2016

The folding mirror integrated on its mount. Sever...

Optics integration

Optics integration

07/11/2016

Grating integration, with the mount set upside do...

Optics integration

Optics integration

07/11/2016

Bonding of the three sets of pucks & flexures...

The Cassegrain module

Cassegrain module alignment 3

03/11/2016

The Cassegrain module (©S.Bara...

Cassegrain module alignment 2

Cassegrain module alignment 2

02/11/2016

Optical alignment of the Cass...

Cassegrain module alignment 1

Cassegrain module alignment 1

01/11/2016

Overview of the image stabilis...

Cassegrain module alignment

Cassegrain module alignment

01/11/2016

One of the atmospheric dispersion corrector (ADC)...

Cooling cycle at IRAP/OMP 1

Cooling cycle at IRAP/OMP 1

21/10/2016

Parts of the cryostat cold heads
(©L.Saddle...

Cooling cycle at IRAP/OMP 2

Cooling cycle at IRAP/OMP 2

20/10/2016

View of the exapods under the optical bench

Cooling cycle at IRAP/OMP 3

Cooling cycle at IRAP/OMP 3

19/10/2016

View of the cold bus
(©L.Saddlemyer - NRC-H...

Cooling cycle at IRAP/OMP 4

Cooling cycle at IRAP/OMP 4

17/10/2016

The control command cabinet including the LakeSh...

Cooling cycle at IRAP/OMP 5

Cooling cycle at IRAP/OMP 5

17/10/2016

The two vacuum gauges fixed on the cryostat

Cryostat cooling

Cryostat cooling

16/10/2016

Cryostat in cooling phase at...

Cryostat cooling

Cryostat cooling

15/10/2016

Closing the cryostat dewar by translating the mo...

Cryostat cooling

Cryostat cooling

15/10/2016

The cryostat once fully assembled
(©SChasta...

Camera integration and tests

Camera integration and tests

14/10/2016

The science camera under integration and tests a...

Cryostat cooling

Cryostat cooling

14/10/2016

Connecting the primary vacuum pump
(©SChast...

Camera integration and Tests

Camera integration and tests

13/10/2016

Rear side of the science camera where the detect...

Camera integration and Tests

Camera integration and Tests

12/10/2016

Science camera mechanical assembly and mount

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 1

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

Crates inside the truck

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 2

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

Sensors checking
(©SCha...

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 3

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

Overview of the crates at P2I...

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 4

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

Crates opening
(©SChast...

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 5

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

One of the vessel section unp...

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 6

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

Installation of the first ves...

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 7

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

Optical bench support frame u...

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 8

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

Cryostat cover inspection and...

 Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 9

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics del...

28/09/2016

Hermetic feedthroughs of the...

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 10

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

Optical bench unpacking

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 11

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

Cryostat installation inside...

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 12

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

The optical bench covered wit...

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 13

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

Optical bench assembly
...

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 14

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

Complete cryostat installatio...

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 15

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

Optical bench screwing on the...

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 16

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

Cryostat installation control...

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics delivery 17

Spectrograph cryo-mechanics deli...

28/09/2016

Overview of the complete cryo...

Parabola metrology

Parabola metrology

03/09/2016

Alignment step on one of the parabola clear aper...

Parabola metrology

Parabola metrology

02/09/2016

Preparation of the metrology bench after Parabol...

Metrology on the Parabola before mounting

Parabola metrology

01/09/2016

Metrology on the Parabola before mounting
(...

Parabola mounted

Parabola mounted

25/08/2016

The Parabola integrated on its mount
(©ZCh...

Parabola gluing

Parabola gluing

24/08/2016

Bonding of the top flexure in Invar on the mount...

Parabola gluing

Parabola gluing

24/08/2016

The Invar flexure bonding using fishing-lines as...

Parabola mounting

Parabola mounting

23/08/2016

Parabola integration on its mount at LAM
(©...

Parabola gluing

Parabola gluing

22/08/2016

Zerodur pucks glued on the Parabola using a spec...

Calibration Unit Integration

Calibration Unit Integration

01/06/2016

Installation of the flat-field and hollow cathode...

OHP team

OHP team for integration of the...

01/06/2016

The OHP team in the P2IS control room following t...

Calibration Unit Integration

Calibration Unit Integration

26/05/2016

Assembly and integration of th...

Fiber test bench

Fiber test bench

27/04/2016

Fiber test bench at IRAP/OMP

Science fiber tests

Science fiber tests

27/04/2016

Testing one of the 35m SPIRou science fiber

Zerodur folding flat mirror

Zerodur folding flat mirror

06/04/2016

Visual inspection of the Zerodur folding flat mir...

ZnSe prism

ZnSe prism

05/04/2016

Visual inspection of one of the SPIRou ZnSe prism...

R2 échelle grating

R2 échelle grating

05/04/2016

The SPIRou R2 échelle grating in Zerodur on its t...

Measurement on the R2 échelle grating

Measurement on the R2 échelle gr...

05/04/2016

Wavefront error measurement of...

Fiber link section

Fiber link section

04/04/2016

The Cassegrain section of the...

Octagonal fibers

Octagonal fibers

04/04/2016

Octagonal fibers allowing high-enough scrambling...

ISU

Image Stabilization Unit (ISU)

15/03/2016

Image Stabilization Unit of the SPIRou Cassegrain...

ISU Tests

ISU Tests

15/03/2016

Lab tests of the Image Stabilization Unit in the...

Lower sections Cassegrain module

Lower sections of the Cassegrain...

15/03/2016

Integration of the lower sections of the Cassegra...

Dummy prisms

Dummy prisms

04/03/2016

Optical mount of the double-pass triple-prism SPI...

Optical bench

Optical bench

24/02/2016

Spectrograph optical bench mounted on the interna...

Spectrograph vessel / bench

Spectrograph vessel / bench

22/02/2016

Our cryomechanics expert Vlad Reshetov from NRC-H...

Internal Support Frame

Internal Support Frame

04/12/2015

The spectrograph internal support frame being int...

Cryostat

Cryostat

04/09/2015

The SPIRou cryostat and its support structure nex...

Cryostat

Cryostat

04/09/2015

External support frame (ESF) assembled and positi...

Cryostat

Cryostat

03/09/2015

Delivery of the cryostat

CAD View of the Prisms

CAD View of the Prisms

29/08/2015

CAD View of the prisms onto their support to form...

Infrasil Prism

Infrasil Prism

28/08/2015

The Infrasil SPIRou prism after AR coating

ZnSe Prisms

ZnSe Prisms

11/08/2015

The twin ZnSe SPIRou prisms before anti-reflectio...

Upper section of the Cassegrain module

Upper section of the Cassegrain...

11/06/2015

Integration of the upper section of the Cassegain...

Parabolic mirror

Parabolic mirror

01/06/2015

Control of the SPIRou 880mm-diameter parent parab...

CAD View of the parabola

CAD View of the parabola

01/06/2015

Front CAD view of the SPIRou parabola in its dedi...

CAD View of the parabola

CAD View of the parabola

01/06/2015

Back CAD view of the SPIRou parabola in its dedic...

Raptor Camera OWL 640

Raptor Camera OWL 640

10/04/2015

The SPIRou guiding camera is a commercial Raptor...

COMAT Team

COMAT Team

15/03/2015

The team of the supplier COMAT for the mechanical...

Optical bench

Optical bench

15/02/2015

Spectrograph optical bench at NRC, Ottawa.

Optical bench

Optical bench

15/02/2015

Zoom on the spectrograph optical bench at NRC, Ot...

Cassegrain Lower structure

Cassegrain Lower structure

09/01/2015

Lower structure - construction at Comat, France

Cassegrain Lower structure

Cassegrain Lower structure

09/01/2015

Lower structure - construction at Comat, France

Cassegrain Upper structure

Cassegrain Upper structure

07/01/2015

Upper structure - construction at Comat, France

Cold slot cell

Cold slot cell

15/12/2014

Cold slot cell

Science camera CAD

Science camera CAD

04/04/2014

3D Cross-section view of the camera (non ITAR ver...

Etalon mechanical assembly

Etalon mechanical assembly

Parabolas at each end are not yet mounted