Our department is involved in several projects with international partners. Our contribution to the different consortia consits of electronics development, detectors characterisation and software design. Along with these projects we developed our near-infrared speckle camera system which operates at several telescopes.
Speckle camera system used at different telescopes.
AMBER (Astronomical Multi BEam Recombiner)
AMBER is one of the first generation ESO VLTI (Very Large Telescope Interferometer) instruments. It is located on Cerro Paranal in Chile.
MATISSE (Multi-Aperture mid-Infrared SpectroScopicExperiment)
MATISSE is the second generation mid-infrared interferometry instrument of the ESO VLTI (Very Large Telescope Interferometer). It is located on Cerro Paranal in Chile.
LINC-NIRVANA (Near-IR / Visible Adaptive iNterferometer for Astronomy)
LINC-NIRVANA is an interferometric instrument for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). It is located on Mt. Graham in Arizona, USA.
ARGOS (Advanced Rayleigh Ground layer adaptive Optics System)
ARGOS is the Laser Guide Star and wavefront sensing facility for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT).