GEMINI Cassegrain Rotators and Cable Wrap Assemblies

AMOS was responsible for the design, manufacturing, assembly, testing in workshop, packing and transport of the two GEMINI Cassegrain Rotators and Cable Wrap Assemblies.

Customer: Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) - USA

AMOS was also responsible for the manufacturing of the Instrument Support Structure and Ballast Weight Assemblies of the GEMINI 8m Telescopes.

The picture shows the ISS and the Ballast Weight Assemblies mounted on the Cassegrain Rotator. The Rotator and the cable wrap were fixed on the test bench in the AMOS workshop.


 ON FOCUS - Diamond Turning

Advanced Mechanical and Optical Systems (AMOS) manufactures small optical pieces by diamond turning mainly for infrared applications but also, after post polishing, for visible or ultraviolet. Concave or convex mirrors up to 500mm can be machined with extreme asphericities....


AMOS and Airbus Defence and Space deepen their collaboration in the frame of the METimage mission


Giant Magellan Telescope

 AMOS selected as major subcontractor to design the structure of the Giant Magellan Telescope.


Giant Bubbles on Red Giant Star

Telescopes built by AMOS allow for the first time astronomers to see huge bubbles on the surface of a remote star!  In an article published in the journal Nature on 21 December 2017, a team of...