CFHT UM2019 - Presentation Details

Abstract Details

Title: Science performances of SPIRou

Presenter: Claire Moutou


SPIRou was received at CFHT in January 2018, and open to the community usage in February 2019. In between, the SPIRou and CFHT teams have had a long journey of remounting, aligning, testing, fine tuning, and testing again - days and nights. In this talk, we will not focus on the journey, but rather on the final result from laboratory tests and commissioning runs: the present science performances in near-infrared spectroscopy, spectropolarimetry, and high-precision velocimetry of the new most-demanded CFHT instrument, current limitations, and prospects.