DESI Focal Plane

This photo shows a small section of the DESI focal plane and some of the instrument’s one-of-a-kind robotic positioners. DESI includes 5000 robotically controlled optical fibers to gather spectroscopic data from an equal number of objects in the telescope’s field of view. The optical fibers, which are installed in the robotic positioners, are backlit with blue light in this image.

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DESI collaboration

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Id:noirlab2117c
Type:Photographic
Release date:May 17, 2021, 6:45 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2117
Size:2780 x 1562 px

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