Astrel Pro is a division of Astrel Instruments whose core business is the design and implementation of systems for the professional astronomy market.
The activities of this division range from the customization/design of cameras under specific requirements of research institutes up to the implementation of complete turn-key multi-telescope observatories.
Astrel Pro can support the customer starting from the definition of the requirements up to the final on field commissioning plus after-sale tutoring and maintenance activities.
Please, contact Astrel Pro via e-mail at email@example.com.
Standard Product Customization
HW and SW design services for any modification and customization on standard Astrel products upon specific request:
- Mechanical parts
- SW functions
- HW functions
AST8300-A for LPC
Customization of AST8300-A-M-FW for ESO (European Southern Observatory) to be used as Laser Guide Star finder: new cooling system, new filter-wheel, complete SW application.
CMOS miniature camera designed for INAF (Italian National Institute of Astrophysics) to be used as secondary guide system for the MOONS ((Multi-Object Optical and Near-infrared Spectrograph) of the ESO (European Southern Observatory) VLT (Very Large Telescope) on the Cerro Paranal in Chile.
Moons Guide CMOS Cameras
Customer Specific Products
Design of new products (or part of them) based on customer's requirements including mechanical, electronics and software.
Laser Pointing Camera
The LPC is a compact system, including a telescope and a smart CCD camera, that is used to assist a single or multiple Laser Guide Stars (LGS) Adaptive Optics (AO) system pointing the guide stars to the expected sky position, with a precision that is very difficult or impossible to obtain in open loop. It has been designed in collaboration with INAF (Italian National Institute of Astrophysics) for the ESO-VLT UT-4 observatory.
Customized and updated versions of LPC (with CMOS sensor and more powerful processing unit) have been also delivered to Gemini North Observatory in 2020 and to Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in 2022.
Aircraft Avoiding System Camera
The AAS (Aircraft Avoidance System) is a compact complete camera, including an objective and a smart CMOS camera, that is used to assist a single or multiple Laser Guide Stars (LGS) Adaptive Optics (AO) system to detect the presence of aircrafts in a specific sky area in order to rise an alarm to turn off the laser beam in order to avoid any risk.
It has been designed for the ESO-VLT UT-4 observatory in 2019.
Calibration Source System
The Calibration Source System is an optical intrument that provides configurable multiple colored laser diode sources with photo diode feedback for closed loop operations of calibration. Astrel Instruments developed the electronics and control software. This instrument was developed in 2019 for the INAF Shark-Vis project for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mount Graham of southeastern Arizona, United States.
Design and implementation of complete multi-telescope observatories, including:
infrastructures: robotized/manual domes, roll-off roof buildings,...
telescopes and radio-telescope antennas
CCD/CMOS image cameras
remote control rooms