Completed Instruments

The following are instrument build projects completed by the AAO:

  • AAOmega upgrade - new CCDs for the AAOmega instrument at the AAT – 2014
  • HERMES - moderate resolution optical spectrograph for the AAT – 2014
  • KOALA - 500 element fibre-IFU for the AAT – 2014
  • SAMI -multi-IFU hexabundle fibre feed for the AAT – 2013
  • CYCLOPS2 - fibre image slicer for UCLES at the AAT – 2012
  • GNOSIS - OH suppression fibre feed for IRIS2 at the AAT – 2012
  • CURE - Cassegrain calibration and guide unit at the AAT – 2012
  • SAMI prototype - multi-IFU hexabundle fibre feed for the AAT – 2011
  • CYCLOPS - fibre image slicer for UCLES at the AAT – 2010
  • APT camera - wide-field optical camera for the APT – 2008
  • AAT-TCS - telescope control system upgrade for the UKST – 2008
  • FMOS/Echidna - fibre positioning robot for Subaru – 2007
  • SPIRAL - upgrade to SPIRAL-B for use with AAOmega at the AAT – 2006
  • AAOmega - optical multi-object spectrograph for the AAT – 2006
  • OzPoz - fibre positioning robot for the VLT – 2003
  • DAZLE - near infrared narrow-band imager for the VLT – 2003
  • IRIS2 - near-infrared slit-mask spectrograph and imager for the AAT – 2002
  • 6dF - 150-fibre positioning robot for the UKST – 2001
  • WFI - wide field optical imager for the AAT – 2000
  • PFU - prime focus unit for the AAT – 2000
  • MAPPIT 2 - high resolution interferometer for the AAT – 2000
  • Taurus Polarimeter - imaging polarimetry mode for Taurus – 2000
  • SOAR-IFU - prototype fibre-IFU for the SOAR telescope – 2000
  • SPIRAL-B - fibre-IFU and spectrograph for the AAT – 2000
  • UKS-TCS - telescope control system upgrade for the UKST – 2000
  • LDSS++ - a multi-slit optical spectrograph for the AAT – 1998
  • Taurus II - a Fabry-Perot tunable filter for the AAT – 1997
  • SPIRAL-A - a fibre IFU and spectrograph for the AAT – 1997
  • 2df spectrograph - two fibre-fed optical spectrographs for the AAT – 1997
  • 2df - 2 degree field corrector and 400 fibre positioner for the AAT – 1997
  • UNSWIRF - narrow band infrared tunable Fabry-Perot filter – 1996
  • UHRF - ultra-high resolution optical spectrograph for the AAT – 1993
  • FLAIR-II - multi-object fibre spectrograph and positioner for the UKST - 1992
  • UCLES - high resolution optical Echelle spectrograph for the AAT – 1988
  • LDSS - low dispersion spectrograph for the AAT – 1988
  • Autofib - 64 fibre positioner for the RGO spectrograph at the AAT – 1987
  • FORS - faint object red spectrograph for the AAT – 1984
  • Taurus - a Fabry-Perot tunable filter for the AAT – 1981
  • IRIS - near infrared camera/spectrograph for the AAT – Pre-1981
  • Auxiliary CCD camera - narrow field of view optical camera for the AAT – Pre-1981
  • FOCAP - fibre plug-plate feed for the RGO spectrograph at the AAT - Pre-1981
  • RGO - long-slit moderate resolution optical spectrograph for the AAT – Pre-1981

The following are instrument design studies and instrument proposals by the AAO:

  • MS-DESI - concept design for a spine based positioner for the Mayall – 2014
  • DESpec - concept for a spine based positioner for the Blanco – 2012
  • NG1dF - concept for a slit-mask spectrograph for the AAT – 2010
  • Fireball - concept for a multi-IFU system for the VLT – 2010
  • WFMOS-A - concept design for a spine based positioner for the AAT – 2008
  • PILOT - conceptual design study for a 2.5 metre Antarctic telescope for Dome C – 2008
  • WFMOS - conceptual design study for a spine based positioner for Gemini – 2007
  • AAOmicron – concept for a near infrared multi-object spectrograph for the AAT – 2007
  • HESP - concept design for a high resolution Echelle spectrograph for the HCT – 2007
  • WFMOS-K - feasibility study for a spine based positioner for the SPM unit telescope – 2006
  • SONG - optical design analysis for the SONG stellar spectrograph – 2006
  • FMOS-DR - proposal for a data reduction software package for the FMOS instrument – 2005
  • WFMOS - feasibility study for a spine based positioner for Gemini – 2005
  • Ukidna - concept for a spine based positioner for the UKST – 2004
  • FASTCAM - concept a near infrared lucky imaging camera – 2004
  • IRTF - proposal for a infrared tunable filter instrument – 2004
  • HISPEC - proposal for a optical/NIR high resolution spectrometer for ELT – 2003
  • GRB catcher - proposal for a fast-response broad-band multipurpose instrument for ELT – 2003
  • PNS - proposal for a Planetary Nebula Spectrograph for the NTT – 2003
  • BTODSS - proposal for a beam transfer optics diagnostic sensor system for Gemini – 2003
  • MOMFOS - concept design study for a spine-based positioner for the GSMT – 2003
  • WiFeS - trade-study for the WiFes high resolution spectrograph – 2003
  • ANDES - proposal for a future generation infrared spectrograph for the VLT – 2001
  • KOSMOS - concept design for a multi-object positioner and spectrograph for the Kiso Telescope – 2001
  • OSIRIS - concept for an optical imager/spectrograph for the GCT Telescope – 2000
  • GIRMOS - concept design study for a multi-object IFUs positioner and IR spectrograph for Gemini – 2000
  • IRIS2-g - concept design study for a clone of the IRIS2 near infrared spectrograph for Gemini – 2000
  • ALTAS - concept design study for an intermediate dispersion spectrograph for the AAT – 1999
  • SOAR IFU - concept for a spectrograph and IFU for SOAR – 1998
  • Australis - concept for a VLT fibre positioner and spectrograph – 1998