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SPECULOOS 1m-telescope,
Chile

COATLI Robotic 50cm telescope,
Mexico

1.3m Alt-Az telescope,
Slovakia

60cm Prototype telescope,
SAT-COM

50cm Coelostat

0.86m robotic equatorial telescope,
Chile

60cm robotic telescope BOOTES-5,
Mexico

0.8m telescope and 8m Lotus dome
Turkmenistan

Prototype for ESO Laser guide star telescope
(Laser Lanuch Telescope),
Chile

60cm telescope for exo-planet search,
Morocco

0.8m robotic telescope,
France

50cm robotic telescope,
France

Seeing Monitor with Tower,
Chile

60cm telescope for exo-planet search,
Chile

1m Alt-Az telescope,
Tenerife

Two 1m robotic telescopes,
Ethiopia

Seeing Monitor with Tower,
Chile

0.86m robotic equatorial telescope,
Spain

2m Alt-Az telescope,
Wendelstein, Germany

0.8m telescope and 8m Lotus dome,
Turkmenistan

0.8m robotic telescope,
Italy

1.2m telescope and dome,
Saudi Arabia

1.4m robotic Alt-Az telescope,
Greece

1.2m telescope,
Turkey

Projects

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SPECULOOS telescopes No. 1 + 2 at night

SPECULOOS telescope No. 2

SPC-2 First Technical Light

SPC-2 at night

SPC-2 Jupiter

SPC-2 flying to its destination

First SPECULOOS 1m-telescope installed at Cerro Paranal, Chile

“EUROPA” is the name of the first one installed in its ASTELCO 6.2m-dome. It will be followed by three more telescopes with 1m aperture, all to be installed in 2017.

SPECULOOS — The Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars — is a project of Belgian's Université de Liège, sited at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile’s Atacama desert (there is a sister project in the northern hemisphere to be built soon). Its mission is to detect terrestrial exoplanets around nearby ultracool stars — of spectral type M7 and later — and brown dwarfs. The facility at Paranal, called the SPECULOOS Southern Observatory, comprises four robotic telescopes of Ritchey-Chrétien design, each with a one metre primary mirror and cameras that are highly sensitive in the near-infrared. The telescopes are named after four of Jupiter’s moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

50cm Robotic Telescope Station COATLI, Mexico

50cm Robotic Telescope Station COATLI, Mexico

50cm Robotic Telescope Station COATLI, Mexico

50cm Robotic Telescope Station COATLI, Mexico

COATLI Robotic 50cm telescope in ASTELCO ARTS Remote Telescope Station

The COATLI 50cm telescope with a diffraction-limited fast-guiding imager aims to provide 0.3 arcsec FWHM images from 550 to 900nm over a large fraction of the sky. The telescope and enclosure were installed at the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional in Sierra San Pedro Mártir, México, during 2016.

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1.3m Alt-Az telescope for Slovak Academy of Sciences

Installed in the famous Observatory in the High Tatra in Slovakia, this telescope replaced a small 60cm one used for decades before.

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60cm Prototype telescope for SAT-COM

This telescope was built by ASTELCO to test communications between ground-based telescopes and satellites (SAT-COM) with hogh data rates.
It will be used with IR Lasers at 1550nm.

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Colestat

Colestat

50cm Coelostat for Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung

Used for calibration of satellite equipment, this Coelostat uses a new design to eliminate the manual corrections during the day. This ASTELCO Coelostat can track the sun all-day long without manual intervention.

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0.86m robotic equatorial telescope

ASTELCO has installed an 0.86m High-Precision Telescope at Cerro Tololo / Cerro Pachon Observatory, Chile.
It is used for wide-field applications and is the "sister telescope" to the 86cm telescope located in Spain.

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60cm Robotic Telescope BOOTES-5, Mexico

ASTELCO has installed a 60cm Robotic Telescope BOOTES-5 in Mexico.

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0.8m robotic telescope and 8m Lotus dome in Dashoguz, Turkmenistan

ASTELCO has installed a 0.8m Alt-Az telescope for public use in Turkmenistan. ASTELCO has also supplied a new designed Lotus Dome with 8m diameter to open the top roof of the building.

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Prototype for ESO Laser Guide Star Telescope (Laser Lanuch Telescope)

ASTELCO built the prototype for the famous ESO Laser Guide Star Telescopes to be used on the four 8m telescopes in Chile.

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60cm Robotic telescope for exo-planet search, Morocco

This new 60cm equatorial telescope with NTM-500 is another node in the network of telescopes dedicated to the search for exo-planets and for the study small bodies of the solar system.
It is located in the Oukameiden Observatory in the High Atlas mountains in Morocco.
The telescope is part of the TRAPPIST network.

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0.8m robotic telescope in France

This 0.8m Alt-Az telescope is being used for public outreach as well as for remote access by astronomers worldwide.

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50cm robotic telescope, France

This 0.5m equatorial telescope with an NTM-500 Mount is located in OHP Observatoire de Haute-Provence, France.

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Seeing Monitor with Tower in La Chira, Chile

The team just successfully installed the tower with the new DIMM seeing monitor station for ESO.







 

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60cm Robotic telescope for exo-planet search, Chile

This new 60cm equatorial telescope with NTM-500 is the first node in the TRAPPIST network of telescopes dedicated to the search for exo-planets and for the study small bodies of the solar system.
It is located in La Silla in Chile.

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Tenerife

Tenerife

1m Alt-Az Telescope for Tenerife

This 1m telescope features a 7-mirror Coudé system with a high-performance spectrograph in a laboratory below the telescope.

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Two 1m robotic telescopes

These twin 1m Robotic Telescopes at Mt. Entoto Observatory, Ethiopia are being used for scientific research as well as for public outreach.
One of the telescopes is equipped with a high-resolution ASTELCO Echelle spectrograph.

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Seeing Monitor with Tower on Cerro Armazones, Chile

A tower with DIMM seeing monitor station has been installed on top of mount Cerro Armazones in Chile, the future site for the EELT.

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0.86m robotic equatorial telescope

ASTELCO has installed an 0.86m High-Precision Telescope at Javalambre Observatory, Spain.
It is used for wide-field applications.

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2m Alt-Az telescope on Mt. Wendelstein, Germany

ASTELCO has built the 2m High-Tech "Fraunhofer"-Telescope on Mount Wendelstein near Munich, Germany.

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0.8m robotic telescope and 8m Lotus dome in Mary, Turkmenistan

ASTELCO has installed a 0.8m Alt-Az telescope for public use in Turkmenistan. ASTELCO has also supplied a new designed Lotus Dome with 8m diameter to open the top roof of the building.

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0.8m robotic telescope in Italy

This 0.8m Alt-Az telescope is being used for public outreach in Parco Antola, Italy.
On one of its two focal ports, the telescope uses a high-resolution ASTELCO Echelle spectrograph.

1.2m telescope and dome for Saudi Arabia

ASTELCO has installed a 1.2m telescope with a 7m dome in Saudi Arabia.
Installation was done on a 600m high tower under extreme conditions.

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1.4m robotic Alt-Az telescope in Greece

The 1.4m Constantine Caratheodory Robotic Alt-Az mounted Telescope for the Hellenic Naval Academy and the National Centre for Astronomy "EUDOXOS" in Kefallonia, Greece has been installed on the island of Kefallonia.

The telescope will be used for Quantum Optics Experiments in conjunction with Satellites, Quantum Astronomy studies as well as Time Domain Astronomy, especially Gamma Ray Burst follow-up and long term monitoring of variable sources.

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1.2m telescope in Canakkale, Turkey

ASTELCO has installed a 1.2m Telescope for Canakkale University, housed in a new building at Ulupinar Observatory.
On one of its two focal ports, the telescope uses a high-resolution ASTELCO Echelle spectrograph.