Oct 9 – 12, 2018
Royal Observatory of Belgium
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10 years of HERMES at the 1.2-m Mercator telescope

Oct 9, 2018, 3:10 PM
Meridian Room (Royal Observatory of Belgium)

Meridian Room

Royal Observatory of Belgium

Ringlaan 3, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Invited Review 1. Instrumentation of the Indo-Belgian telescopes 1. Instrumentation of the Indo-Belgian Telescopes


Prof. Hans Van Winckel (KU Leuven)


In this contribution I will review our approach to exploiting a small but flexible 1.2-m Mercator telescope. Its specific niche in observational astrophysics needs both a instrument development programme, a continuous technical development programme and an optimised operational model. I will review the 'lessons learned' from our exploitation of the high-resolution HERMES spectrograph mounted on the telescope in 2009.

Primary author

Prof. Hans Van Winckel (KU Leuven)

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