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HERMES

(four-channel spectrograph on the Anglo-Australian Telescope)

HERMES is a 4-channel visible light and infrared spectrograph unveiled in 2014 on the 3.9-meter Anglo-Australian Telescope. It is used for the GALAH survey. Its four bands:

Blue 471.5-490.0 nm
Green 564.9-587.3 nm
Red 6487.8673.7 nm
IR 758.5-788.7 nm

The 1.2-meter Mercator Telescope also has a spectrograph called HERMES, for High-efficiency and High-resolution Mercator Echelle Spectrograph, which covers a similar range: 380-875 nm.


(instrument,spectrograph)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Australian_Telescope
https://aat.anu.edu.au/science/instruments/current/HERMES
https://www.aao.gov.au/science/instrumentation/hermes
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
471.5nm636THz2.7eVbeginHERMES
788.7nm380THz1.6eVendHERMES

Referenced by pages:
Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT)
GALAH

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