AMOS is active on five continents in the design, development, manufacture and on-site installation of ground-based telescopes for professional astronomy.
One of the company’s major achievements was the Auxiliary Telescope System, comprising four 1.8 m telescopes working in interferometric mode, on the Cerro Paranal site of the European Southern Observatory in Chile.
Current AMOS projects in this field are typically in the 1- to 4-m range and extend from classical astronomical devices to solar, interferometric and wide- field systems.
While producing most of its telescope optics in-house, AMOS also polishes mirrors and lens correctors for other companies.
ON FOCUS - Diamond TurningAdvanced 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....
Press Release - Juno - Sept 2016
Juno spacecraft: AMOS’ mirrors in orbit around Jupiter
GAIA maps its first billion stars in the Milky Way
Press release - ExoMars probe - Oct. 2016
After Jupiter, AMOS optics successfully enter Mars orbit!