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Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias - IAC
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Technological Development Projects

Optical instrumentation

Principal optical instrumentation projects.

  • DIMMA Automatic Seeing Monitor. Improvement and modernisation of the seeing monitor, which was developed at the IAC and has been in regular use since 1995.
  • ESPRESSO 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.
  • FastCam High temporal and spatial resolution in the optical for the IAC
  • HORUS 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.
  • OSIRIS (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 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.
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