(GIST OF SCIENCE REPORTER) ARIES develops indigenous low-cost optical spectrograph
ARIES develops indigenous low-cost optical spectrograph
- Researchers of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science at Aryabhatta Research Institute and Technology (DST), Govt of India, have indigenously designed and developed a low-cost optical spectrograph — Aries-Devasthal Faint Object Spectrograph & Camera (ADFOSC).
- The ADFOSC is capable of locating faint light sources like far off quasars and galaxies in an extremely young universe, areas around supermassive black holes around the galaxies, and astronomical explosions like supernovae and profoundly energetic Gamma-beam explodes, young and massive stars, and faint dwarf galaxies.
- Among the existing astronomical spectrographs in the country, this is the largest of its kind which has successfully been commissioned on the 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT) for observations of extremely faint celestial sources.
Courtesy: Science Reporter