The Messenger Instrumentation

Science Verification of CRIRES+

  • Leibundgut, Bruno [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • van den Ancker, Mario [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Courtney-Barrer, Ben [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Hatzes, Artie [Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Germany]
  • Jones, Matias [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Manara, Carlo F. [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Miles Páez, Paulo [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Rodler, Florian [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Slumstrup, Ditte [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Smoker, Jonathan [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Valenti, Elena [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]


Science Verification (SV) observations with CRIRES+ were obtained between 15 and 19 September 2021. The SV team performed the observations jointly on Paranal and in Garching. The weather conditions were mostly good except for the last night when thick clouds prevailed for most of the night requiring adjustments for some observations. Most of the planned SV observing programme could be accomplished. Of 57 submitted proposals, 23 observing programmes were scheduled for a total of 47 hours of observations. The allocation assumed four observing nights (of ten hours each) and included a slight oversubscription. Sixteen projects could be completed, including the eight top priority programmes. Three programmes could only be partially executed, and four runs were not observed. Some of the first science results are presented.

Created: 2022-06-01/2022-06-30
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Leibundgut, B., van den Ancker, M., Courtney-Barrer, B., Hatzes, A., Jones, M., Manara, C., Miles Páez, P., Rodler, F., Slumstrup, D., Smoker, J., Valenti, E.; Science Verification of CRIRES<sup>+</sup. The Messenger 187 (June 2022): 17–24.