Instruments

1.9-m Telescope

SpUpNIC – formerly the Cassegrain Spectrograph – upgraded and recommissioned Oct 2015

GIRAFFE: Fibre-fed Echelle – not available for applications at present, pending upgrades

SAAO CCD Camera (STE3/STE4) – currently only available on the 1-m telescope

HIPPO

SHOC

1.0-m Telescope

SAAO CCD Camera (STE3/STE4)

SHOC

Lesedi

SHOC

Decommissioned Instruments

UCT CCD – decommissioned January 2013, replaced with SHOC

Modular Photometer – decommissioned with the 0.5-m telescope, donated to UFS in February 2015

Infrared Photometer Mk II – decommissioned with the 0.75-m telescope, donated to UKZN in February 2015

The tale of STE3/4 – Telling the story of the dying SAAO CCD instruments in layman terms