Projects/Instruments

The NOVA Optical IR Instrumentation group has built and will build (parts of) instrumentation for the largest ground based and space observatories in the world. Besides the ongoing Research and Development activities, for (better) solutions to the (cryogenic) instrumentation typical (engineering) issues, is the group involved in several international studies. At any one time the group has a variety of projects at various stages of development underway, providing a balance between the efficient use of available resources and the workload.

In the following figure the finished and current projects are shown. For each project the observatory, the range of wavelengths the instrument covers and the (suspected) delivery dates are shown. 

Projectlist:

  • 2001 WHT - WYFFOS long camera
  • 2003 VLTI - MIDI
  • 2004 VLT - VISIR
  • 2004 VLT - SPIFFI 2k camera
  • 2007 WHT - Beam Launch Telescope
  • 2009 JWST - MIRI
  • 2009 VLT - X-shooter
  • 2011 ALMA - Band 9 receiver optics
  • 2014 VLT - SPHERE-ZIMPOL
  • 2014 ALMA - Band 5 receiver optics
  • 2016 VLTI - MATISSE
  • 2017 WHT - WEAVE
  • 2017 La Silla - BlackGEM array
  • 2019 VISTA - 4MOST
  • 2025 E-ELT - METIS
  • 2025 E-ELT - MICADO
  • 2027 E-ELT - MOSAIC
  • 2029 E-ELT - EPICS

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