Major Current Projects

AESOP
AESOP is the fibre positioner unit for the 4MOST instrument for the 4-metre European Southern Observatories (ESO) VISTA telescope in Chile. The 4MOST project,…
CUBES
CUBES is a high-efficiency, medium-resolution (R ∼ 20,000) ground-based UV (300–400 nm) spectrograph, to be installed in the Cassegrain focus on ESO’s Very Large…
ESO Software Pipeline
In this project, Astralis collaborating with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on the development and maintenance of pipeline data reduction software for a number…
GMTIFS
Building on its experience and expertise in optical and infrared imaging and spectroscopic instrumentation, Astralis is designing and building one of the first instruments…
Hector
Hector is a multi-hexabundle IFU fibre system and spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT). It incorporates a novel new positioning system, new-format optical fibre…
DIRAC
The DIRAC project tasks Astralis with designing and manufacturing an infrared diffraction-limited camera for the Eastern Anatolia Observatory in Turkey. DIRAC will be mounted…
Heimdallr
The development of integrated photonic instruments, and photonic nulling/interferometry in particular, is of great international interest and Australia is a world leader in this…
TAIPAN
TAIPAN is a spectroscopic instrument that incorporates 150 optical fibres within individual Starbug robots that position across the 6 degree field-of-view of the UK…
BlueMUSE
BlueMUSE is a proposed blue-optimised, medium spectral resolution, integral field spectrograph for the Very Large Telescope (VLT). It is based around the MUSE instrument…
MAORY-IFU
MAORY is a large multi-conjugate AO module under development as a first-light facility for the ESO Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). MAORY will provide a…
ESO MAVIS
MAVIS is a multi-conjugate adaptive optics visible imager and spectrograph for the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT).  MAVIS stands for MCAO…
HRMOS
The High Resolution Multi-Object Spectrograph (HRMOS) proposed for the VLT provides a combination of capabilities essential to carry out breakthrough science across a broad…
GMT MANIFEST
MANIFEST is a facility multi-object fibre system for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). MANIFEST will consist of hundreds of Starbug robots that patrol the…
Eupraxia
The PRAXIS project was completed in 2019. It successfully demonstrated OH suppression using single-mode fibre Bragg gratings from the GNOSIS prototype coupled to the…