CARMENES front-end, the part which connects the instrument to the telescope, collects the light and injects it into the fibers, is being integrated.
This is the first big subsystem arriving at the observatory, where the tests will be carried out during this week.
Almería, April 30th, 2015. Before the end of this year, CARMENES instrument will open its eyes which to observe the sky in both the visible and the infrared, searching for Earth-like planets, one of the actual challenges of present astrophysics. During 2015 will happen a series of milestones starting this week with the integration of the instrument front-end, the part that connects the instrument with the telescope, collects the light and injects it into the fibers.