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Acronyms and Abbreviations


AAO Anglo-Australian Observatory
ASP Conf Ser Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
Astron Astrophys Astronomy and Astrophysics Journal
Astron Astrophys Suppl Astronomy and Astrophysics Journal Supplement Series
Astron J Astronomical Journal
Astron Soc Pac Conf Ser Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
Astrophys J Astrophysical Journal
Astrophys J Suppl Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Astrophys Space Science Astrophysics and Space Science Journal
AU Astronomical Unit (1.496×108 km)
AUTOFIB Autofib Fibre Positioner
AF2 Autofib Fibre Positioner
Aux Auxiliary Port at the WHT Cassegrain focus
Bull Am Astron Soc Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Cass Cassegrain focus
CAT Comité para la Asignación de Tiempos (Spanish panel for the allocation of telescope time)
CCD Charge-Coupled Device
CCI Comité Científico Internacional (International Scientific Committee) for Astrophysics
CfA Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics
CIRSI Cambridge Infra Red Survey Instrument
DAS Data Acquisition System
DIAS Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
DIMM Differential Image Motion Monitor
ELECTRA Enhanced Light Efficiency Cophasing Telescope Resolution Actuator
ESA European Space Agency
ESTEC European Space Technology Centre
Fib AUTOFIB fibre positioner
FOS Faint Object Spectrograph
FWHM Full Width Half Maximum
GHRIL Ground Based High Resolution Imaging Laboratory
GLAS Ground-layer Laser Adaptive optics System
GRACE GRound based Adaptive optics Controlled Environment
HST Hubble Space Telescope
IAA Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía
IAC Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
IAU International Astronomical Union
IAU Circ IAU Circular
IAUNAM Instituto de Astronomía de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
IC Imperial College
ICS Instrument Control System
ICSTM Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
IDS Intermediate Dispersion Spectrograph
IFCA Instituto de Física de Cantabria
IMAFF Instituto de Matemáticas y Física Fundamental, Madrid
INAOE Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Mexico  
Inf Bull Variable Stars Information Bulletin on Variable Stars
ING Isaac Newton Group
ING Newsl ING Newsletter
INGRID ING Red Imaging Device
Int Astron Union Symp International Astronomical Union Symposium
INT Isaac Newton Telescope
INTEGRAL Integral field fibre feed for WYFFOS
IoA Institute of Astronomy
IR Infrared
Irish Astron J Irish Astronomical Journal
ISIS ISIS double spectrograph
ITP International Time Programme
JAG JKT Acquisition and Guiding Unit
JKT Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope
JOSE Joint Observatories Seeing Evaluation programme
JSC Joint Steering Committee
LAEFF Laboratory for Space Astrophysics and Fundamental Physics
LDSS Low Dispersion Survey Spectrograph
LIRIS Long-Slit Intermediate-Resolution Infrared Spectrograph
LJMU Liverpool John Moores University
MARTINI Multi-Aperture Real Time Image Normalisation Instrument
MCCD Mosaic CCD camera or National Astronomical Observatory of Japan camera
MES Manchester Echelle Spectrograph
Mem Soc Astron Ital Memorie della Società Astronomica Italiana
MNRAS Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
MOMI Manchester Occulting Mask Imager
MPIA Max Planck Institute of Astrophysics
MSSL Mullard Space Science Laboratory
MSSSO Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories
Musicos Multi-SIte COntinuous Spectroscopy (fibre spectrograph on the INT)
NAOMI Natural guide star Adaptive Optics system for Multiple-Purpose Instrumentation
NBST National Board of Science and Technology of Ireland
New Astron New Astronomy Journal
New Astron Rev New Astronomy Review
NRAL National Radio Astronomy Laboratory
NWO Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
OAN Observatorio Astronómico Nacional
OASIS OASIS Integral Field Spectrograph
OAT Observatorio Astronomico de Trieste
ORM Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos (Roque de los Muchachos Observatory)
OSCA OSCA Coronograph
PASA Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
PASP Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
PATT Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time
PF Prime Focus
PFC Prime Focus Camera
PFIP WHT´s Prime Focus Imaging Platform
Planet Space Sci Planetary and Space Science Journal
PN.S Planetary Nebula Spectrograph
PP People’s Photometer
PPARC Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council
Proc Proceedings
QMW Queen Mary and Westfield College
QUB Queen’s University Belfast
RBS Richardson-Brealy Spectrograph
Rev Mex Astron Astrof Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica
Rev Mex Astron Astrof Conf Ser Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica Series de Conferencias
RGO Royal Greenwich Observatory
RAL Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
SAURON Spectrographic Areal Unit for Research on Optical Nebulae
S-Cam Super-conducting Tunnel Junction Camera
Space Sci Rev Space Science Reviews
SPIE Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
STScI Space Telescope Science Institute
TAC Time Allocation Committee
TAG Time Allocation Group
TAURUS TAURUS Fabry-Perot spectrograph or imager
TCS Telescope Control System
TNG Telescopio Nazionale Galileo
TRIFFID Galway/DIAS Image Sharpening Camera
UCL University College London
UCLAN University of Central Lancashire
UCM Universidad Complutense de Madrid
UES Utrecht Echelle Spectrograph
UKIRT United Kingdom Infrared Telescope
ULTRACAM Ultra-fast, triple-beam CCD camera
WHIRCAM William Herschel Infrared Camera
WFC Wide Field Camera
WFS Wide Field Surveys with the WFC
WHT William Herschel Telescope
WYFFOS Wide Field Fibre Optics Spectrograph
ZAMS Zero-Age Main Sequence


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