Principal optical instrumentation projects.
Automatic Seeing Monitor. Improvement and modernisation of the seeing monitor, which was developed at the IAC and has been in regular use since 1995.
The Echelle Spectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observation, ESPRESSO, is a fiber-fed, cross-dispersed, high resolution, Echelle spectrograph which can be operated with one or up to 4 Unit Telescopes (UTs) of ESO’s VLT.
High temporal and spatial resolution in the optical for the IAC
The High Optical Resolution Ultra-stable Spectrograph (HORUS) is a proposed high-resolution spectrograph for the 10-m Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) based on components from UES, a spectrograph which was in use at the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope (WHT) between 1992 and 2001.
(Optical System for Imaging low Resolution Integrated Spectroscopy). A camera and intermediate spectrograph for the GTC. OSIRIS has various observation modes: direct image, wide slit and multi-slit, which can be combined with charge shuffling and tunable filters. Fitted with a focal plane mask loader for multi-object spectroscopy.
WEAVE is a new multi-object spectrograph planned for the 4.2m William Herschell Telescope (WHT) located in the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, on La Palma island.