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New common workspace created

On August 13th, 2010, the present workspace has been created. It will be a tool for communication and information sharing within the HARPS-N project.

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Echelle grating blank delivered to RGL

Echelle grating blank delivered to RGL

Echelle grating blank at Richardson Grating Lab. Replication process starting soon.

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Echelle grating delivered

Echelle grating delivered

The echelle grating was delivered by RGL to the Geneva Observatory on October 6th, 2011.

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First light in lab

First light in lab

Spectrum of Fabry-Perot in white light taken with commercial camera

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First light on sky

First light on sky

First light on sky was obtained by HARPS-N

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Instrument being shipped to La Palma

After the system tests, the instrument is being packed and later shipped to La Palma.

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Official operations starting on August 1st, 2012

Official operations starting on August 1st, 2012

HARPS-N is starting its operation officially for the new observation semester at TNG on August 1st, 2012.

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On-site installation started

On-site installation started

On-site installation and commissioning of HARPS-N started on March 6th, 2012, at TNG.

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Optical bench welded

Optical bench welded

Optical bench being finished at Deshors. Delivery planned in February 2011.

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Thermal Enclosure under construction

Thermal Enclosure under construction

The HARPS-N Thermal Enclosure is currently under construction at the TNG

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