Title: HERMES at Mercator, competitive high-resolution spectroscopy with a small telescope
Authors: Raskin, Gert # ×
Van Winckel, Hans #
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Series Title: Astronomische Nachrichten vol:335 issue:1 pages:32-40
Abstract: HERMES, a fibre-fed high-resolution (R = 85 000) échelle spectrograph with good stability and excellent throughput, is the work-horse instrument of the 1.2-m Mercator telescope on La Palma. HERMES targets building up time series of high-quality data of variable stellar phenomena, mainly for asteroseismology and binary-evolution research. In this paper we present the HERMES project and discuss the instrument design, performance, and a future upgrade. We also present some results of the first four years of HERMES observations. We illustrate the value of small telescopes, equipped with efficient instrumentation, for high-resolution spectroscopy.
ISSN: 0004-6337
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physics and Astronomy - miscellaneous
Institute of Astronomy
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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