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Design and construction of an automated multiobject spectroscopy system
Author(s): Jean P. Brodie; Jay V. Bixler; William W. Craig; R. Hank Donnelly; Charles J. Hailey; Lynn G. Seppala
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Paper Abstract

An automated multi-object spectroscopy system (AMOS) is being developed for use on the 3-meter telescope at Lick Observatory. The overall design is compatible with the eventual goal of acquiring up to one hundred spectra simultaneously in a one degree field of view. The speed and accuracy of AMOS preserve the real time decision making and field changing flexibility associated with traditional singlesource observing techniques. AMOS will operate at the 3-meter prime focus and will feed a floor-mounted spectrograph. We describe some engineering design details and the results of laboratory and 1-meter telescope testing of AMOS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19135
Show Author Affiliations
Jean P. Brodie, Lick Observatory/Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Jay V. Bixler, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
William W. Craig, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
R. Hank Donnelly, Lick Observatory/Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Charles J. Hailey, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Lynn G. Seppala, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1235:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VII
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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