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UNSW Observatory


UNSW Observatory is operated by the UNSW School of Physics and is located on the roof of a building on UNSW's Kensington Campus. The dome houses a 35 cm Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope. It is equipped with the Mini-HIPPI polarimeter, one of the world's best stellar polarimeters, making it a powerful research tool for stellar and planetary astrophysics.


  • Apr 2019 — Paper on reflected light in the Spica binary system published in Nature Astronomy. The majority of the observations were obtained with the UNSW telescope and Mini-HIPPI instrument.

  • Feb 2017 — Mini HIPPI paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

  • May 2016 — Mini HIPPI instrument is commissioned on the UNSW telescope.