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  • A Muse for the Very Large Telescope

    The first components for the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE), a second generation instrument for ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), are beginning to arrive. MUSE is an innovative 3D spectrograph with a wide field of view, providing simultaneous spectra of numerous adjacent regions in the (…)


    Last pictures of MUSE

    First laboratory light for the first MUSE IFU
    This 16 millions pixels exposure was obtained feeding the light of the Mercury, Cadmium, Neon and Xenon arc lamp to the first MUSE integral field spectrograph. One can see the bright emission lines of these four elements superimposed on the 48 (…)


    Last pictures of MUSE

    First laboratory light for the first MUSE IFU
    This 16 millions pixels exposure was obtained feeding the light of the Mercury, Cadmium, Neon and Xenon arc lamp to the first MUSE integral field spectrograph. One can see the bright emission lines of these four elements superimposed on the 48 (…)


    MUSE cryogenic system

    This photo shows the large MUSE cryogenic system designed and built by J.L. Lizon (on the picture) and his team at ESO. The system will provide cooling and vacuum for the 24 MUSE detectors. It is currently in integration and test (…)


    MUSE cryogenic system

    This photo shows the large MUSE cryogenic system designed and built by J.L. Lizon (on the picture) and his team at ESO. The system will provide cooling and vacuum for the 24 MUSE detectors. It is currently in integration and test (…)


    Le premier spectrographe MUSE livré au C.R.A.L.

    Après le passage réussi de la “Final Design Review” avec l’ESO, le premier spectrographe (sur un total de 24 !) a été livré au hall d’intégration de MUSE au Centre de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon (CRAL) pour une phase de tests prolongée.


    MUSE FDR has been passed successfully

    We are happy to announced that MUSE FDR has been passed successfully. The board’s conclusion was that the project progress is impressive and the MUSE shall proceed with the MAIT Phase. It will recommend that the FDR is granted when 5 major actions are fulfilled. These actions concerns instrument (…)


    Inauguration du Hall d’intégration de MUSE

    L’inauguration du Hall d’intégration de MUSE a eu lieu Mardi 27 janvier 2009 en présence de Lionel Collet, Roland Crimier Maire de Saint Genis Laval, Roland Debbash recteur et chancelier des Universités, Bruno Andral du CNRS, Bruno Guiderdoni Directeur de l’Observatoire de Lyon et Roland Bacon, (…)


    La Maquette de MUSE est terminée

    En construction depuis mars 2008, les derniers “coups de colle” de la maquette de l’instrument MUSE se sont términés.
    Quelques images en avant première…


    Busy Week in Fréjus

    The spring “busy week”…
    … took place from June 2d to June 6th to the Villa Clythia in Frejus city in France in a pleasant but nevertheless studious atmosphere a lot of discussion allowed to the MUSE Consortium members to progress on the MUSE (…)