Astrophysical instrumentation

Research and Development

This line includes cross-cutting technological projects and studies that represent a substantial technical advance in precise aspects of utility, whether in future astronomical instruments or projects of non-astronomical technical applications.

  • New Robotic Telescope
    IACTEC Large Telescopes: New Robotic Telescope - NRT

    The NRT (New Robotic Telescope) is a project to design and build a 4-meter telescope within five years, which from the ORM will operate in a totally autonomous and robotic way. This form of operation will make it the largest robotic telescope in the world.

    Carlos Manuel
    Gutiérrez de La Cruz
  • Haz de fibras para las pruebas del espectrógrafo

    EDiFiSE - Equalized and Diffraction-limited field spectrograph experiment - is an instrument developed by IAC for tehcnological demonstration. It includes one Adaptive Optics system and one Equalized Integral Field Unit Spectrograph.

    José Antonio
    Acosta Pulido
    Jesús Jiménez Fuensalida
  • Esquema del fuincionamiento del experimento
    Virtual Acoustic Space - EAV

    The IAC was a participant in this project to create a device capable of generating acoustic signals to carry information about space. Its aim is to create a perception of space without the aid of sight.