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SPIRou / Infrared SpectroPolarimeter

The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

The Canada-France-Hawai (CFH) observatory hosts a world-class, 3.6 meter optical/infrared telescope. The observatory is located atop the summit of Mauna Kea, a 4200 meter, dormant volcano located on the island of Hawaii.

Though located in one of the best astronomical sites worldwide, CFHT nevertheless has to face fierce competition and must innovate through ambitious science programs. SPIRou is one of the key instruments that will bolster the future of the telescope over the next decade.

CFHT supports SPIRou as a Guest Instrument by partnering in its construction, commissioning, and operation.

Instrument / CFHT

The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope at dusk ©Jean-Charles Cuillandre