Research projects

Automating the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope for feeding VATT-light into PEPSI.

HIRES is the high-resolution spectrograph for the ELT.

Solar Orbiter (SolO) is an ESA space probe dedicated to the study of the Sun and helisophere.

Potsdam Echelle Polarimetric and Spectroscopic Instrument for the LBT, high-resolution polarimetric spectrograph

A major X-ray facility surveying the whole sky

A robotic wide-field telescope with a FOV of 50 square degrees to support the PLATO mission

4-meter Multi Object Spectroscopic Telescope

1.5-m optical solar telescope on Tenerife. The telescope is able to resolve 70 km on the Sun.

LBT laser-guide star facility with tip-tilt sensing mechanism

An integral-field spektrograph for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX)

Low-Frequency Array: A European radio telescope with innovative computer and network infrastructure

Solar Disk Integrated (SDI) telescope to feed disk-unresolved solar light to the PEPSI spectrograph.

Two permanent fibre units for PEPSI at the LBT

Vacuum Tower Telescope at Observatorio del Teide, Tenerife

RoboTel is a smaller copy of STELLA. It serves as a robotic test telescope as well as for educational purposes.

The integral-field spectrograph at the European Very Large Telescope in Chile.

Robotic telescopes for stellar activity. Instruments are an Echelle spectrograph and a wide-field imaging photometer.

The Potsdam Multi-Aperture Spectrophotometer at Calar Alto.

The Large Binocular Telescope on Mt. Graham in Arizona is equipped with two 8.4-metre-diameter mirrors mounted in parallel like binoculars.

Completed projects

Acquisition, Guiding and Wavefront sensing unit for the Large Binocular Telescope, Mt. Graham, Arizona. It will collect the light with two 8.4m mirrors.

Last update: 9. February 2021