Instruments and Software


INAF OAS Bologna is involved in the development of advanced instrumentation for optical-infrared telescopes, including the 4-meter class Telescopio Nazionale Galileo, the 8-meter class Very Large Telescope and Large Binocular Telescope and the future 39-meter European Extremely Large Telescope.

The technological competences and expertise available at INAF-OABo include optical design, systems engineering, development of opto-electronics sensors, design and development of adaptive optics systems, control software design and development, instruments integration and verification, astronomical site testing.

The development of instrumentation benefits from a close collaboration between technological and scientific components of the personnel.

Software packages have also been developed for the analysis of scientific data, designed for different observational applications and wavelength ranges; these packages are made available to the community.