TELESCOPES

EOS is an established supplier of telescopes and observatory systems to the world market. EOS designs and manufactures state of the art alt-az telescopes of the highest quality and technical performance as imagers, beam directors and trackers– they are smooth at high speeds, highly accurate, reliable, robust and low maintenance. The design offers seamless integration of the telescope, telescope enclosure, instruments and software programs which are fitted with remote diagnostic support, automated operation and are easily upgraded.

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EOS SPACE SYSTEMS TELESCOPES

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Telescope Applications:

  • Astronomy and Optical Interferometry
  • Satellite Laser Ranging
  • Optical Communications
  • Space Object Classification
  • Space Debris Mapping
  • Laser Beam Directors

EOS telescope gimbals are manufactured in either modular (standard) or custom designs:

MODULAR

  • 1 metre: can be used for apertures up to 1.4m
  • 2 metre: can be used for apertures from 1.8m to 2.4m

CUSTOM

  • Custom telescopes can accommodate apertures of up to 6.5m.

As laser tracking grade instruments, sky accuracy of less than 2.5 arc sec rms is standard in useful sky zones, and tracking smoothness of 0.1 arc sec rms is achievable. Our solutions can include mobile systems for laser ranging with integral solar power and satellite communications for remote operation.

Optional Instruments:

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  • Lasers for Satellite Laser Ranging
  • Event timing systems (to picoseconds)
  • Cassegrain/ Nasmyth Imagers: sCMOS, Electron Multiplied Charge-Coupled Device (EMCCD) and back illuminated Charge-Coupled Device
  • Spectrometers
  • Wide field sCMOS imagers optimised for sensitive (> Mag18) space observation low earth orbit (LEO) to high earth orbit (HEO). Optional anti clutter software filters on request
  • Wide field correctors
  • Integrated to control system

Optional Accessories:

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  • Instrument field derotators
  • Instrument cubes
  • Hexapod dynamic fine tuning of focus and collimation
  • Fast Tip / Tilt secondary mirrors
  • Filters
  • Auto-guiders
  • Mirror temperature conditioning
  • Cable Handling

Telescope construction is between 12 and 24 months depending on the size of the aperture and the installation location.

EXAMPLES OF OUR WORK

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  • SALRO mobile telescope deployed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (1995)
  • University of Tokyo 2m telescope and enclosure, also known as the MAGNUM telescope (Multi-colour Active Galactic Nuclei Monitoring) installed at Mt Halakea, Hawaii. (1998)
  • 2m telescope and enclosure installed in the Himalayas for the Indian Institute of Astrophysics. (1999)
  • Four 1.8m Interferometric Telescopes for the California Astronomical Research Association (also known as the Keck Outrigger design). (2000)
  • Advanced Planet Finder (APF) 2.4m telescope and enclosure for University of California (also known as the Lick Observatory). (2006)
  • Panstarrs 1.8m telescope and enclosure for the University of Hawaii. This telescope drew upon the strengths of the 1.8m Keck Outrigger and the 2.4m APF Lick telescopes. (2006)
  • Thai National Telescope – a 2.4m astronomical system made available to the people of Thailand by the king. (2009)
  • Western Australian Space Situational Awareness facility in Learmonth Western Australia: 2 x 1m beam director telescopes used for space debris orbit maintenance. (2016)
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