The new SOXS instrument for the ESO NTT

P. Schipani, R. Claudi, S. Campana, A. Baruffolo, S. Basa, S. Basso, E. Cappellaro, E. Cascone, R. Cosentino, F. D'Alessio, V. De Caprio, M. Della Valle, A. De Ugarte Postigo, S. D'Orsi, R. Franzen, J. Fynbo, A. Gal-Yam, D. Gardiol, E. Giro, M. HamuyM. Iuzzolino, D. Loreggia, S. Mattila, M. Munari, G. Pignata, M. Riva, S. Savarese, B. Schmidt, S. Scuderi, S. Smartt, F. Vitali

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SOXS (Son Of X-Shooter) will be a unique spectroscopic facility for the ESO-NTT 3.5-m telescope in La Silla (Chile), able to cover the optical/NIR band (350-1750 nm). The design foresees a high-efficiency spectrograph with a resolutionslit product of ∼4,500, capable of simultaneously observing the complete spectral range 350 - 1750 nm with a good sensitivity, with light imaging capabilities in the visible band. This paper outlines the status of the project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
EditorsLuc Simard, Christopher J. Evans, Hideki Takami
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601956
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jun 201630 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Instrumentation
  • Spectrographs
  • Transients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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