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NEID sees its first light on 51 Peg!

NEID sees its first light on 51 Pegasi, the host star around which Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz discovered the first exoplanet to orbit a solar type star in 1995!   See associated coverage – https://aasnova.org/2020/01/09/aas-235-day-4/ https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7571 https://www.nationalastro.org/news/neid-exoplanet-instrument-sees-first-light/https://exoplanets.psu.edu/neid-spectrograph-sees-first-light/ https://exoplanets.psu.edu/neid-spectrograph-sees-first-light/ https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/planet-discovery-machine-atop-kitt-peak-sees-first-light … Continue reading

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NEID has shipped for WIYN!

This morning the first truck left from Penn State for WIYN university. This truck along with NEID also contains the etalon and the calibration bench for the system. It was surely a nerve wracking few bits when the entire instrument … Continue reading

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Successful Pre-Ship Review!

NEID successfully passed its Pre Ship Review, held on the 17th and 18th of September 2019, at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center. Time to ship to WIYN!  

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Under Construction Already!

It has been a busy summer for NEID and its team.  Now that the project has officially started, there are many tasks that must be done in a short amount of time.  Plans must be made, parts must be ordered, … Continue reading

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NEID: The Introduction

Welcome to NEID!  Here, we will document the development and deployment of a new high resolution planet-finding spectrograph that will be installed in 2019 on the 3.5-meter WIYN Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. This instrument will … Continue reading

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