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Science requirements and trade-offs for the MOSAIC instrument for the European ELT
Author(s): C. J. Evans; M. Puech; M. Rodrigues; B. Barbuy; J.-G. Cuby; G. Dalton; E. Fitzsimons; F. Hammer; P. Jagourel; L. Kaper; S. L. Morris; T. J. Morris
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Paper Abstract

Building on the comprehensive White Paper on the scientific case for multi-object spectroscopy on the European ELT, we present the top-level instrument requirements that are being used in the Phase A design study of the MOSAIC concept. The assembled cases span the full range of E-ELT science and generally require either ‘high multiplex' or 'high definition' observations to best exploit the excellent sensitivity and spatial performance of the telescope. We highlight some of the science studies that are now being used in trade-off studies to inform the capabilities of MOSAIC and its technical design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99089J (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231675
Show Author Affiliations
C. J. Evans, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
M. Puech, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
M. Rodrigues, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
B. Barbuy, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
J.-G. Cuby, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
G. Dalton, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
E. Fitzsimons, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
F. Hammer, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
P. Jagourel, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research Univ., CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
L. Kaper, Univ. van Amsterdam (Netherlands)
S. L. Morris, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
T. J. Morris, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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