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Gravic Labs AstronomyOur Astronomy Group operates as a division inside of Gravic Labs. We support our enthusiastic employees interested in advancing our understanding of the Universe through the study of light which is transmitted from distant objects such as asteroids, stars, exoplanets, nebulae, and galaxies.

Development Projects
Very sensitive and precise equipment is built and used in our studies with an aim to improve the signal-to-noise-ratio of program object measures. This equipment includes:

  • Large mirrors and lightweight alt-az telescope structures,
  • Deformable mirror assemblies for countering atmospheric and primary mirror aberrations,
  • High-speed, low light level (L3) solid-state detectors and electronics,
  • CCD’s, emCCD’s, PMT’s, and other equipment.
The Alt-AZ Initiative - Telescope, Mirror, & Instrument Developments

Recent Alt-Az Initiative book on development and research activities

Research Interests
Our current research interests include:

  • Lunar and asteroid occultations,
  • Diaphragm-limiting photometry, elliptical polarimetry, and spectroscopy,
  • Optical aberration theory and remediation.

We maintain an association with the Alt-Az Initiative, a group which is dedicated to building lightweight and portable meter-class telescopes. The Alt-Az Initiative website features some of our work.

Papers, Presentations and Conferences
View Gravic Labs Astronomy Group Recent Papers and Activities.

Further Information
Contact us if interested in our research or possible commercial applications.