Research projects

The Galaxy Mapper Instrument at Calar Alto (GAMAICA) is a proposed integral field spectrograph for the 3.5 m telescope of the Centro Astronomico Hispano-Aleman (CAHA) on Calar Alto.

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

ANDES (formerly called 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

PEPSI during daytime: disk-unresolved solar light is fed to the spectrograph from a small Sun-as-a-star telescope. The upgrade SDI-POL will feed polarised light via two fibers to the 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.

A multi-object spectrograph for the ESO ELT in Chile.

PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillation of stars) is a satellite mission that will continuously observe a 100 000 stars in a field-of-view of ~2250 sq.deg. using a suite of 24 telescopes.

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

Infrastructure project to expand manufacturing capabilities for astronomical instrumentation projects at the AIP

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. April 2024