a point source (so-called PSF) has been determined over the full CHEOPS field of view

This week the image of a point source (so-called PSF) has been determined over the full CHEOPS field of view. The telescope is defocussed on purpose to spread the light of one star over many pixels. The image consists of many measurements taken at one single wavelength in the optical spectrum (at 650 nm). All [...]

a point source (so-called PSF) has been determined over the full CHEOPS field of view 2018-02-27T08:45:57+00:00

CHEOPS telescope sits inside the thermal vacuum chamber

The CHEOPS telescope sitting inside the thermal vacuum chamber being photographed through the optical window. Currently the CHEOPS instrument is undergoing the last thermal test cycle which will be followed by Calibration measurements.

CHEOPS telescope sits inside the thermal vacuum chamber 2018-01-23T12:52:51+00:00