Currently, the GUAIX group is involved in different instrumental developments for GTC, ELT and Calar Alto.
MEGARA offers two different observing modes to the community, the Large Compact Bundle (LCB) mode, and a Multi-Object Spectroscopy (MOS) mode.
MOSAIC will have three operating modes: a high multiplex mode (HMM) covering the visible and near-infrared domain; a high definition mode (HDM) that will provide spatially resolved observations in the near-infrared; and a multi light bucket integral field mode for the Inter-Galactic Medium mode (IGM).
TARSIS (Tetra-ARm Super-Ifu Spectrograph) is a new instrument proposed by the TARSIS Consortium for the Calar Alto Observatory 3.5m.
Advanced instrumentación is developed in this laboratory.
We develop small instruments to measure sky brightness and monitor light polution
The GUAIX group is also actively involved in other instrumental developments for telescopes and satellites.
MESSIER is a space mission designed specifically at exploring the last remaining niche in observational parameter space: the very low surface brightness universe
FRIDA is a second generation infrared instrument of the GRAN TELESCOPIO CANARIAS (GTC).
It will be the first GTC instrument to make use of the Adaptive Telescope Optics System (GTC-AO) and is designed to reach the diffraction limit.