Enhanced Resolution Imager and Spectrograph

Short Description:

ERIS is an instrument for diffraction limited imaging, coronography and spectroscopy on the Cassegrain focus of VLT UT4 in the 1 to 5µm spectral range to be commissioned in late 2017. It will combine the existing integral field spectrograph SPIFFI with a new near infrared camera and a wavefront sensor module for the ESO adaptive optics facility.

Project Type:

Instrumentation for ground-based telescope

MPE Contribution:

A consortium consisting of ATC (Edinburg), INAF (Arcetri, Teramo, Padua), ETH (Zürich) und NOVA (Leiden) with MPE as the project leader is responsible for the development of the instrument for ESO.


- Final Design Review (FDR): 2017

- First light at the telescope: 2020


ERIS pages at MPE

ERIS pages at ESO

ERIS pages at ETH

SPIFFI pages at MPE

Infrared/Submillimeter Astronomy (web pages of the MPE department involved in the project)

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