Multiple Instrument Adapter

The Multiport Instrument Adapter (MIA) provides access to up to 3 to 5 instruments, depending on configuration, from the comfort of a warm room or from remote access.

  • Mounts to standard instrument bolt pattern on working end of telescope
  • Provides standard bolt patterns for other instruments
  • Translating, rotating diagonal mirror
  • Integrated and standardized controls for all instruments
  • Provides instrument common functions of acquisition and guiding
  • May be used with eyepiece, CCD camera, spectrograph, or autoguider, etc.
  • Direct imaging filter cassette for selected research-grade filters
  • Controllers configured to operate CCD Camera, spectrograph, or photometer
  • Allows guiding from spectrograph slit jaws and decker
  • Illuminated reticle eyepiece
  • X-Y stage with probe for guide-acquire camera or eyepiece
  • Position of probe displayed on telescope control system display
  • Control system can control up to 11 motors
  • Motors only powered when moving for minimum heat generation