ELODIE was an echelle type spectrograph installed at the Observatoire de Haute-Provence 1.93m reflector in south-eastern France for the Northern Extrasolar Planet Search. Its optical instrumentation was developed by André Baranne from the Marseille Observatory. The purpose of this instrument was extrasolar planet detection by the radial velocity method. This instrument was also used for the M-Dwarf Programmes.
The electromagnetic spectrum wavelength range is 389.5 nm to 681.5 nm in a single exposure, split into 67 spectral orders. The instrument, which was located in a temperature-controlled room, was fed with optical fibers from the Cassegrain focus. One of the unique features of ELODIE was an integrated data reduction pipeline which fully reduces the spectra immediately after acquisition and allows the user to measure highly accurate radial velocities through cross-correlation with a numerical mask. This accuracy can reach ±7 m/s.
Over 34,000 spectra have been taken with this instrument so far, over 20,000 of which are publicly available through a dedicated on-line archive. ELODIE was the result of a collaboration between the observatories of Haute-Provence, Geneva and Marseille. A publication describing the instrument appeared in Astronomy & Astrophysics Supplements.
The first extrasolar planet to be discovered orbiting a Sun-like star, 51 Pegasi b, was discovered in 1995 using this instrument. Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz received the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 for this achievement.  Over twenty such planets have been found with ELODIE.
|51 Pegasi b||1995|||
|Gliese 876 b||1998|||
|14 Herculis b||1998|||
|HD 209458 b||1999|||