NIR Instrumentation

Various instruments were developed by the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique Expérimentale (LAE) at Université de Montréal. Those are the instruments which have a direct connection to our research group :


CPAPIR (Caméra PAnoramique Proche-InfraRouge) is a wide field (30x30') infrared camera with a large set of filters, currently available for queue observing at Observatoire du Mont-Mégatic.



SIMON (Spectromètre Infrarouge de MONtréal) is a near-infrared multi-object spectrometer currently installed at Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic.


SPIRou (Spectro-Polarimètre InfraROUge) is a future near-infrared spectro-polarimeter that is currently being developed in collaboration with CFHT.


The GPI (Gemini Planet Imager) is a next-generation adaptive optics camera that will serve among others for exoplanets direct imaging and spectroscopy, currently being developed in collaboration with Gemini.


NIRISS (near-infrared imager and slitless spectrograph) is a camera currently being developed at the LAE. It will be part of JWST.