Commissioned ! (may 2004)
SNIFS is the integral field spectrometer built specially for the Nearby SuperNova Factory
(SNF) project. French SNF groups are collaborating with US groups (cf. LBL/SNF).
SNIFS is installed on the University of Hawaii 88 inch telescope.
A key component of SNIFS is its Remote Control System, which allows to program and control the observations in real time from abroad. Near abroad (California) and far abroad (France) can successively take shifts.