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Partial list of Moravian Instruments customers

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT)

Max-Planck-Institut (MPI), Germany

Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), Spain

Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic (Ondrejov Observatory)

Pierre Auger Observatory

Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague

National Research Council of Canada

University of Toronto

Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno

Joint Laboratory of Optics, Palacky University Olomouc

Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague

University Heidelberg, Germany

University Würzburg, Germany

University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice

Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague

Institute of Plasma Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry

Faculty of Machnical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague

Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Technical University of Ostrava

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology

Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague

University of West Bohemia, Plzen

Brno Observatory and Planetarium

Observatory Upice, Czech Republic

Observatory of Valaske Mezirici, Czech Republic

Officina Ottico Meccanica Insubrica, Switzerland

Photovoltaik Institut Berlin, Germany

Astro-theke observatory, Germany

G4 cameras on the BART telescope
 CCD cameras caused revolution in astronomy. Despite amateur astronomers use them mainly to capture images of deep-sky objects in unprecedented details, CCD cameras are behind the inflation of our knowledge of the laws ruling the Universe, which we witness in recent years. (more...)
G4 camera on the observatory of Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
 The G4-9000 CCD camera works as the main imaging camera on the telescope of the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Stara Lesna. The Cassegrain telescope made by Zeiss is equipped with 60 cm primary mirror. Another camera G0-2000, also placed in the telescope secondary focus, works as guiding camera. (more...)
Pierre Auger Observatory FRAM telescope now equipped with G2 and G1 CCD cameras
 FRAM (PHotometric Robotic Atmospheric Monitor) robotic telescope, maintained by Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, works on Pierre Auger observatory at Los Leones, Argentina. Main target of this telescope is measuring of atmospheric extinction and its influence to cosmic particle observations (cosmic rays monitoring is the reason Pierre Auger was built for, more e.g. here). FRAM spare time is filled with observations of comets, asteroids, variable stars etc. (more...)
Custom CCD camera with four 16 MPx detectors developed for IAA-CSIC
 Moravian Instruments just delivered custom-made cooled CCD camera for Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), Spain. Camera contains four 16 MPx KAF CCD detectors (64 MPx total) in one head. Detectors are cooled by multiple stage Peltier TEC coolers with liquid heat exchanger. (more...)
G1 CCD All-sky Cameras on Pierre Auger Observatory
 Pierre Auger observatory was designed to capture traces of high-energy cosmic rays. While detection of low-to-middle energy cosmic rays is not a big problem, high-energy rays (1019 or 1020 eV) are very rare. This is why the whole observatory is spread over vast area of western Argentina's Mendoza Province. Two independent methods of particle detection are used. The first detects high energy particles through their interaction with water placed in surface detector tanks. The other technique tracks the development of air showers by observing ultraviolet light emitted high in the Earth's atmosphere. Grid of mirrors focus the UV light to photomultiplier tubes and here the G1 all-sky camera comes to help prevent degradation of these sensitive devices from various intensive light sources (more...)
G2-1600 CCD camera at BOOTES-1B GRB optical counterparts follow-up telescope
 Burst Observer and Optical Transient Exploring System (BOOTES) robotic telescope is intended for follow-up observations of optical counterparts of Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB). The telescope, operated by Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía in Spain, was newly equipped with G2-1600 CCD camera. (more...)
G2-8300 first light on MHV spring 2010
 The first production piece of G2-8300 camera, equipped with photographic LRGB filters, was tested by a well-known astrophotographer Martin Myslivec on “Limiting Star Magnitude spring 2010” star party. The camera was used on his 185 mm, f/3,8 astrograph. Resulting image of M106 galaxy won the Czech Astrophotography of the Month award for April 2010. (more...)
MII CCD cameras reached “astronomical paramount”
 The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope ( DIMM (Differential Image Motion Monitor) setup, placed atop summit of Mauna Kea at Hawaii, use G1-0300 cameras to monitor seeing through the nights. (more...)
The G1-2000 camera captures the Sun at day, guides the equatorial mount at night
 Famous astrophotographer Martin Myslivec, awarded the “Astrophotographer of the year 2007” by the Czech Astronomical Society, use the G1-2000 camera for imaging of the Sun chromosphere in the Hα spectral line. The same camera is used to guide his EQ6 equatorial mount at night. (more...)
The G1-2000 CCD camera used by observatory in Valasske Mezirici to capture the Sun
 The observatory in Valasske Mezirici is focused to long term observations of solar activity in both photosphere (in visible light) as well as in chromosphere (in the H-alpha spectral line). The first image of solar photosphere was captured in this observatory on September 1957. This date also marks the beginning of creation of solar photographic archive. The program was later extended to detailed observation of sunspots and active regions in the solar photosphere (on May 1979). Observations of solar prominences in the H-alpha spectral line began on June 1970. Systematical observations of solar prominences were the main focus of the observatory in the last decade of the previous century. (more...)
The G2 CCD camera at Ondrejov observatory
 Observatory of the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Ondrejov and Institute of Astronomy of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague become new customers using G2 series of cooled, scientific CCD cameras. G2-3200 model replaced the old camera in the primary focus 65 cm reflector telescope in Ondrejov. (more...)
The best site for the new 2 m telescope is searched with the help of G1-0300
 The new telescope with 2 m mirror requires site with both dark sky and good seeing. The best device to measure seeing is the Differential Image Motion Monitor (DIMM). DIMM consists of a telescope, fast CCD camera and computer running image processing software. Camera takes very short exposures of a bright star through a telescope with an aperture mask containing two round holes. Star image, slightly out of focus, is split to two images by the aperture mask. Mutual movement of both images indicates the current seeing. (more...)
The “Best Amateur Astronomer of the Year 2006” uses G2-1600 CCD camera
 Kamil Hornoch is an amateur astronomer awarded by the “Amateur Achievement Award” of the year 2006 by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. His CCD observations are exceptionally precise, reliable and accurate. Kamil now uses the MII G2-1600 CCD camera. (more...)
Cooled CCD camera at the Institute of Chemical Technology Prague
 Certain microscopic images suffer from lack of light to be easily captured by conventional digital still camera. Also dynamic range provided by conventional cameras is several orders of magnitude lower than dynamic range of cooled, scientific CCD camera. (more...)
G2-0402 at Altan Observatory
 Altan observatory is a private observatory held by Bc. Luboš Brát, head of the Variable Star Section of the Czech Astronomical Society. Scientific-grade CCD camera with a filter wheel containing complete UBVRI filter set is used to monitor variable stars. (more...)
Cooled CCD camera at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication of Brno University of Technology
 Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication of Brno University of Technology uses G2-3200 scientific CCD camera to capture electroluminescent light generated by various electronics devices. The filter wheel, embedded into camera body, is used to filter various portions of spectrum. (more...)
CCD camera in J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry
 Demanding scientific experiments require hi-tech equipment. Scientists at J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry use G2CCD camera to visualize images from field emission microscope. This microscopic technique displays the surface on fluorescent screen by electrons emitted from the sample in the presence of high-voltage electric field (107 V/cm). Lateral resolution of this technique is approximately 2 nm (2x10-6 mm). Field emission image is quite dim and requirements for its digitization are high. Astronomical CCD camera with very high quantum efficiency, 16-bit digitization, low noise, fast USB interface and ability to integrate light during long exposures perfectly fits their needs. (more...)
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