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Near-InfraRed Planet Searcher to Join HARPS on the ESO 3.6-metre Telescope

F. Bouchy, R. Doyon, E. Artigau, C. Melo, O. Hernandez, F. Wildi, X. Delfosse, C. Lovis, P. Figueira, B. L. Canto Martins, J. I. GonzŠlez HernŠndez, S. Thibault, V. Reshetov, F. Pepe, N. C. Santos, J. R. de Medeiros, R. Rebolo Lůpez, M. Abreu, V. Zh. Adibekyan, T. Bandy, W. Benz, N. Blind, D. Bohlender, I. Boisse, S. Bovay, C. Broeg, D. Brousseau, A. Cabral, B. Chazelas, R. Cloutier, J. Coelho, U. Conod, A. Cumming, B. Delabre, L Genolet, J. Hagelberg, Jayawardhana R., H. U. Kšufl, D. LafreniŤre, I.C. Le„o, L. Malo, A. de Medeiros Martins, Matthews J. M., S. Metchev, M. Oshagh, M. Ouellet, V. C. Parro, J. L. Rasilla, P. Santos, M, Sarajlic, A. G. Segovia Milla, M. Sordet, S. Udry, D. Valencia, P. Vallťe, K. Venn, G. A. Wade, L. Saddlemyer

The Near-InfraRed Planet Searcher (NIRPS) is a new ultra-stable infrared (YJH) spectrograph that will be installed on ESO's 3.6-metre Telescope in La Silla, Chile. Aiming to achieve a precision of 1 m s-1, NIRPS is designed to find rocky planets orbiting M dwarfs, and will operate together with the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), also on the 3.6-metre Telescope. In this article we describe the NIRPS science cases and present its main technical characteristics.

Acta Astronautica

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