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 successfully deployed to the VLT in 2014. The Blue MUSE concept is led by the University of Lyon. It involves a consortium of institutes in Europe and Australia.
Astralis’ contribution to the project is to be negotiated, though will likely have a focus on the instrument opto-mechanical structure, which will house the field splitter, relay optics, and spectrograph banks.