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.
Instrumentation for ground-based telescope
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
Infrared/Submillimeter Astronomy (web pages of the MPE department involved in the project)