The FEROS instrument is a state-of-the-art bench-mounted high-resolution
astronomical echelle spectrograph with very high efficiency and
large wavelength range, i.e., it covers the complete optical spectral
region in one exposure with a resolution of R=48000.
It will be used at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in La Silla, Chile, i.e., one of the best astronomical sites in the world.
With this type of echelle spectrographs a large variety of stellar spectroscopic observation programs requiring high spectral stability can be carried out - one of the most spectacular was the discovery of the first extra-solar planet around the sun-like star 51 Peg.
If you have any comments on the FEROS project, please send me a mail .
FEROS homepage / A.Kaufer@lsw.uni-heidelberg.de Last modified: Fri Jan 26 11:42:39 MET 2001