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. Used with the Mini-HIPPI polarimeter, one of the world's best stellar polarimeters, it has been a powerful research tool for stellar and planetary astrophysics.
Jul 2020 — Paper on μ1 Sco published in MNRAS. The variable polarization of this object was discovered using the UNSW telescope. See Daniel Cottons's tweets about this paper.
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.