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In 1988, a very powerful and versatile coudé echelle spectrograph was installed at the Anglo-Australian Telescope. Since then it has been winning about 30% of AAT time and has been highly productive scientifically. Therefore, using a coudé auxiliary telescope (CAT) to give the spectrograph more use and to free the AAT for other work is a very attractive possibility, particularly if the CAT can give a sensitivity similar to that obtained with the 3.9-metre telescope. While a conventional CAT with such performance would be very expensive, a much cheaper instrument should approach this goal, at least for high resolution spectroscopy. Even so, the cost could not be met in a reasonable time within the AAO’s budget; hence, additional international collaboration is being sought.