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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

Abstract
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.

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Instituto de Astrof√≠sica e Ci√™ncias do Espa√ßo Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia