The good news is that SALT has been highly successful in testing a newly-developed instrument, in this case a laser frequency comb called CRISP (Calibration Ruler for Increased Spectrograph Precision). Regrettably for the SALT community, the comb was only on short-term loan before being returned to the builders, albeit with a trove of information garnered during the tests an evolving plans for an upgraded version.
|Title of host publication||Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) Annual Report 2017|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Apr 2018|
McCracken, R. A. (2018). SALT as an instrument tester: the experimental laser frequency comb. In Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) Annual Report 2017 (pp. 69-69) http://www.salt.ac.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/75/2018/04/SALT_Annual_Report_lowres.pdf