On-going Projects

On-going Projects

 On-going Projects


Magdalena Ridge Observatory – MROi
The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI) is a high-sensitivity imaging optical/IR interferometer in construction on the Magdalena Ridge mountain of Socorro in New Mexico. Up to ten “unit telescopes” will be displaceable on an equilateral “Y” shape array providing snapshot imaging capabilities with a sub-milliarcsecond resolution. The telescopes can be relocated on 28 stations distant of 7.5 m to 350 m.

The high sensitivity is obtained thanks to the innovative configuration for the 1.4 m unit telescopes. The telescope consists in a Mersenne beam compressor supported onto an elevation over elevation mount. The 95 mm diameter output collimated beam is sent through the outer elevation mount by a tertiary mirror articulated around the inner elevation axis.

Customer : New Mexico Tech



MAST - Multi Application Solar Telescope
The Multi Application Solar Telescope (MAST) is a 50 cm diameter class telescope, designed, manufactured, assembled and installed on site for the Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO) in India. Despite its limited size, the telescope is expected to be competitive with respect to worldwide large and costly projects thanks to its versatility regarding science goals and also thanks to its demanding opto mechanical specification. Especially, and beside the obvious solar constraints, the telescope – optically based on an off axis gregorian afocal configuration integrated on an Alt. Az. mechanical mount – is required to deal with specific thermal control in order to avoid any seeing degradation, while facing unfriendly environment with fast and large temperature variations.

Customer : PRL



Javalambre Observatory Telescopes - OAJ
Coopération with TORRESCAMARA

AMOS has been contracted for the delivery of 2 telescopes to be installed on Pico del Buitre in Javalambre, Aragon, Spain.
The largest telescope is a 2.5m diameter device with a field of view of 3 arcdeg.

Customer : CEFCA

AMOS is building the mount of one of the four Pan Starrs telescopes for University of Hawaii.


 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...