SOXS @ NTT

 
 

SOXS (Son Of X-Shooter) will be a unique spectroscopic facility for the ESO-NTT 3.5-m telescope in La Silla (Chile). The design foresees a high-efficiency spectrograph with a resolution-slit product of ~ 4,500, capable of simultaneously observing the complete spectral range 350 - 2000 nm with a good sensitivity (S/N~10 in 1hr for a R~20 source), and with imaging capabilities in the visible band (ugrizY) over a 3.5‘x3.5’ field of view.

 

Son Of X-Shooter

SOXS is built by an international  consortium  led by Italy and involving Israel, Chile, UK, Finland and Denmark.

Instrument development page @ ESO (link)

La Silla Instruments page @ ESO (link)


PRELIMINARY EXPOSURE TIME CALCULATOR (ETC)

The SOXS logo has been created by a collaborative effort from Laura Ripamonti, Federica Loiacono & Sergio Campana