First light with WiFSIP on STELLA-I

First light with WiFSIP on STELLA-I

Saturn on WiFSIP@Stella-I

18-04-2010

Over the weekend, we achieved first light with the wide field STELLA imaging photometer (WiFSIP)

Finally, the Wide Field Stella Imaging Photometer (WiFSIP) has arrived in Tenerife. This picture below allows a glimps onto a part of the filter wheel. It is equipped with the full Johnson-Cousins set UBVRI, the full Sloan filter set u'g'r'i'z' and the Strömgren filter set uvby, including Hβ wide and narrow. For Hα photometry, both, a wide and a narrow Hα filter is included. Commissioning of the instrument will start immediately. Operation of the spectrograph has to be discontinued until Stella-2 is ready.