La Silla – ESO 1m
IA-UCN has an agreement with ESO to use the refurbished ESO 1m telescope on La Silla. While ESO improves mechanical and optical details of the telescope AIRUB changes the software to operate the system in remote control mode from Antofagasta. The first instrument will be an ANDOR CCD camera that can be employed in lucky imaging mode, as well as a standard imaging mode.
AIRUB is building the instrument adapter and a corresponding 10-position filter wheel. Furthermore, a low-resolution fiber-fed spectrograph from AIRUB is in preparation. The aim is to start the scientific operation during the second half of 2012. IA-UCN and PUC are jointly planning the development of a medium-resolution echelle spectrograph.
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