NIR first light (room temperature)

Tuesday, 24 Jan 2023

The last step in the integration of the NIR array has been taken: the scientific array is now mounted and integrated within the vacuum vessel, at room temperature. Now we start the cooling and the alignment of the optics.

SOXS PM in Padova

Tuesday,  8 November 2022

For this progress meeting the UV-VIS arm was mounted on the telescope flange.

UV-VIS first light

Monday,  1 Aug 2022

The UV-VIS arm has been mounted on the telescope simulator in Padova and here is the first light image with the calibration lamp illuminating the UV-VIS slit.

SOXS PM in Padova

Wednesday,  4 May 2022

In an incredible boost of activities we succeed in mounting on the flange the Common Path, the Calibration Unit and the Acquisition Camera.

SOXS CP-CXB-AC mounted!

Wednesday,  20 April 2022

In an incredible boost of activities we succeed in mounting on the flange the Common Path, the Calibration Unit and the Acquisition Camera.

SOXS flange mounted

Wednesday,  23 March 2022

The SOXS flange has been successfully mounted on the telescope simulator in Padova.

NIR arm cooling system at work  

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Thanks to the work of Catania people, we have now a working cooling system for the NIR arm. This was also the first time we met in person after a long time.

NIR arm aligned @ room T  

Tuesday, 23 December2021

In the Osservatorio astronomico di Brera, Merate, Matteo & Matteo successfully aligned the NIR optics at room temperature, waiting to integrate them in the vacuum vessel.

UV-VIS arm assembled 

Monday, 30 November2021

In Israel, the UV-VIS arm has been completely assembled and is now under testing before leaving toward Padova.

NGC operating the NIR MUX

Monday, 7 June 2021

Despite the difficulties due to pandemic COVID19 the NGC, now at the Roma Observatory, has been set up by ESO colleagues and it is now operated to control the NIR MUX. 

Pierced mirror in Padova

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

The pierced mirror to select the incoming light going to the spectrometer or to the acquisition camera, arrived in Padova to be integrated in the Common Path,.

SOXS flange flies to Padova

Monday,  1 March 2022

Movements starts. The SOXS flange and corotator go to Padova.

Calibration Unit ARR

Friday, 30 July 2021

Even if the pandemic COVID-19 is still affecting our work and life, we had a successful ARR of the Calibration Unit at distance. 

First SOXS science meeting… Online, November 24-26 2020

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

The first SOXS (internal) Science Meeting has taken place online.

V SOXS progress meeting at ESO

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

We had the fifth progress meeting at ESO Garching to welcome the new ESO responsible for SOXS: Markus Shoeller. The meeting went well and we had a very advantageous exchange of ideas with different...

First progresses in building SOXS

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Here are a few picture of the first progresses in builiding SOXS.

Above the interface flange with Matteo Aliverti.

Below here the CFC at work and in the bottom panel the Calibration unit.

IV SOXS progress meeting in Catania

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

We met in a hot Catania to fix the current status of the instrument.

The Agenda can be found here.

We are buying items (slowly) and preparing for the integration. We started working hard on the...

FDR Pipeline in Garching

Thursday, 16 May 2019

We had the Final Design Review for the SOXS pipeline in Garching at ESO.

The agenda of the meeting can be found here

We presented the philosophy of the SOXS pipeline which is going to be a fast and...

NTT Simulator arrives in Padova

Thursday, 16 May 2019

The NTT simulator started from ESO-Garching on Tuesday, May 14 and slowly reached Padova. It is a more than 2 tons simulator.

Pictures show the great work done by SOXS people and the lifting people....

1º Italian SOXS meeting

Monday, 10 December 2018

We had the first Italian SOXS meeting in Pavia, hosted by the IUSS.

The meeting was very nice and we had a lot of very interesting science talks.

The dedicated congress site is here.

Delta Final Design Review

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Here the last appendix of the SOXS FDR. We discussed in Milan the last open issues (including the dismounting of SOXS from the NTT flange, the STEP files of the entire instrument, etc.) closing the...

Final Design Review

Saturday, 21 July 2018

We had in Merate (LC) at the (cooler) site of the Osservatorio astronomico di Brera, the Final Design Review of SOXS (July 19-20).This closes the cycle of ESO reviews, following the reviews on...

III progress meeting in Naples

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Last progress meeting before the FDR. 

Here is the Agenda.

Focus on the latest small issues in preparation of the FDR and SPIE.

Session dedicated to AIT.