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Multiobject spectroscopy with MEFOS at ESO
Author(s): Gerardo Avila; Jean Guerin; Ana Maria Fernandez; R. Belleger; M. Dreux; R. Schmidt; Gerard Rousset; Paul Felenbok; A. Collin
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Paper Abstract

The MEFOS instrument is being regularly used at the ESO 3.6m telescope for multi-object spectroscopy. The instrument can access up to 29 targets at the 1 degree field of the prime focus. The 21m fiber bundle links a low resolution spectrograph located in the Cassegrain cage. MEFOS has been also used to evaluate the sky subtraction with optical fibers. This paper reports on the description of the final configuration of the instrument and on its performance. A brief study on the photometric and spectral stability of fibers along with the observations is also reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2476, Fiber Optics in Astronomical Applications, (14 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211847
Show Author Affiliations
Gerardo Avila, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jean Guerin, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Ana Maria Fernandez, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
R. Belleger, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
M. Dreux, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
R. Schmidt, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Gerard Rousset, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Paul Felenbok, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
A. Collin, CNRS Bellevue (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2476:
Fiber Optics in Astronomical Applications
Samuel Charles Barden, Editor(s)

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