SOAR Integral Field Spectrograph (SIFS)

Read more about NOIRLab's instruments and other capabilities in the Capabilities brochure.

The SOAR Integral Field Spectrograph (SIFS) is currently available in quasi-campaign mode; this means that LNA staff provide support for both the actual observing and for data reduction. In principle LNA may want to put limits on the number of nights they support, but in practice demand outside Brazil has not been that high; prospective users may wish to consult if they are planning a large program. A brief summary is provided in the information for SIFS proposals. An extensive recent presentation regarding the instrument is here. That presention gives an overview of the instrument and the procedures for reducing data.

Figure - View of the SIFS spectrograph (after the fiber feed).

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. Prospective proposers should contact the SIFS instrument scientist, Luciano Fraga (LNA), at lfraga at

Updated on January 18, 2023, 9:31 am