About Spectrograph


will be a fiber fed echelle spectrograph with a white pupil setup. Detailed characteristics of PLATOSpec are summarized in Table 1 below. The spectrograph will be optimised for better sensitivity in blue wavelengths to provide a good monitoring window for Ca H&K lines to investigate stellar activity.

PLATOSpec will be a state-of-the art echelle spectrograph with high spectral resolution R=70k, covering the spectral range from 350nm to 700nm, which will be dedicated to ground-based support of space missions TESS, PLATO and later ARIEL. PLATOSpec is designed to achieve accuracy in radial velocities down to 5 m/s with using of simultaneous ThAr and optionally Iodine cell calibrations.

Main scientific focus of PLATOSpec will be at exoplanetary science but we expect to cover also many other topics of astrophysics which are included under Additional science programs of PLATO space mission. Literally, every topic from variable stars to galactic astronomy will be included.

Former ESO 1.52-m telescope

PLATOSpec instrument will be mounted on the former ESO 1.52-m telescope, which will be refurbished for remote operations.

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PLATOSpec workshop will be held at Ondrejov on 29. and 30. October 2018.
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