The VIS and NISP instruments for Euclid.

Auricchio N., Valenziano L.
  Venerdì 30/09   09:00 - 12:00   Edificio Psicologia 2 - Aula 2E   III - Astrofisica
Euclid is the ESA mission dedicated to the study of dark energy and dark matter, to be launched in 2020. Two cryogenic instruments share a wide Field-of-View: the visible imager (VIS) and the Near-Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer (NISP). The VIS focal plane is composed of 36 CCDs with a single filter in the range 550--900 nm. The NISP, a matrix of 16 H2RG IR detectors, operates (sequences of slitless spectroscopy and photometry observations) in the 0.9--2.0 micron range. Powerful electronics allow on-board processing of the huge data volume, before transfer to ground. This talk reports on instruments current status.