UW-built spectrograph en route to South Africa

A near-infrared spectrograph—an instrument that splits light into its individual colors, or wavelengths, to form a spectrum like a rainbow—will soon be shipped to South Africa from UW-Madison. The next-generation instrumentation, custom-built by staff in UW–Madison’s Washburn Astronomical Laboratories, just passed pre-shipping review and is on schedule to be disassembled and soon shipped for installation and use at the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) in the remote, desert highland of the Karoo near Sutherland, South Africa.

The unit will be ready to use by August at SALT…

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