I am involved in the following Projects:
DAZLE - Dark Age z Lyman-alpha Explorer. A near-infrared narrow-band imager for studying Ly-alpha at very high redshifts
Project 1640 - an Integral Field Spectrograph to find exoplanets
CIRPASS - the Cambridge IR Panoramic Survey Spectrograph
WFMOS - the Wide-field Fibre-fed Multi-Object Spectrograph. I was a member of an international consortium taking part in a design study to put a set of robotic fibre-feeds and spectrographs on the Subaru 8.2m Telescope located on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
Lucky Imaging - high speed imaging to beat atmospheric turbulence.
CIRPASS has been used extensively at Gemini South, the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) and the William Herschel Telescope (WHT).
Lucky Imaging We built a new four-shooter optical system to image a strip of sky at a range of scales from f/11 to f/44 to go on the Nordic Optical Telescope on La Palma. We used this system with success in July 2009. I am currently working on the optical design of a similar instrument, incorporating its own wavefront curvature sensing adaptive optics system, targetting the VLT.
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