NEID Solar Telescope

Solar feed systems are becoming common tools for precision Radial Velocity (RV) instruments to study activity-driven RV variations. These devices spatially scramble incoming sunlight to obtain disk-integrated light, to mimic that from an exoplanet host star.

NEID Solar Telescope

Name(s)

NEID Solar Telescope

Status

Operational

Broad Science Goals

A solar feed system for the new precision NEID spectrograph that is installed at the WIYN 3.5-meter Telescope.

Site

Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona, USA

Location Coordinates

31º 57’ 29,4"N

111º 35’ 53,8"W

Altitude

2096 m (6877 ft)

Enclosure

None

Type

Optical 

Optical Design

Refractor, Achromat Single lens 

Field of View

 

Diameter: Primary M1

0.075 meters

Material: Primary M1

 

Mount

Alt-Azimuthal 

First Light Date

2019

Adaptive Optics

None

Images taken with the NEID Solar Telescope

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Images of the NEID Solar Telescope

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Videos of the NEID Solar Telescope

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Press Releases with the NEID Solar Telescope

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