Pictured here is the installation of one of the temperature probes on the camera for SPIP, a twin instrument to SPIRou. Credit: S.Chastanet – CNRS/OMP
Technical Specifications
Instrument Name SPIROU au Pic du midi
Acronym SPIP
First Light TBD
Wavelength Regime 1 - 2.4 microns
Instrument Type Spectropolarimeter
Status Delivered to the observing facility

SPIROU at Pic du Midi” (SPIP) is an infrared spectropolarimeter (1-2.4µm) specialising in the study of exoplanets orbiting in the habitable zone around young, low-mass stars.

SPIP, like its big brother SPIRou at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, will study the birth of planetary systems and the crucial importance of magnetic fields in the formation process of baby stars and planets. SPIP will be installed at the “Pic du Midi” Observatory in the French Pyrenese mountain range.