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Simulating surveys for ELT-MOSAIC: status of the MOSAIC science case after phase A
Author(s): M. Puech; C. J. Evans; K. Disseau; J. Japelj; O. H. Ramírez-Agudelo; H. Rahmani; M. Trevisan; J. L. Wang; M. Rodrigues; R. Sánchez-Janssen; Y. Yang; F. Hammer; L. Kaper; S. L. Morris; B. Barbuy; J.-G. Cuby; G. Dalton; E. Fitzsimons; P. Jagourel
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Paper Abstract

We present the consolidated scientific case for multi-object spectroscopy with the MOSAIC concept on the European ELT. The cases span the full range of ELT science and require either ‘high multiplex’ or ‘high definition’ observations to best exploit the excellent sensitivity and wide field-of-view of the telescope. Following scientific prioritisation by the Science Team during the recent Phase A study of the MOSAIC concept, we highlight four key surveys designed for the instrument using detailed simulations of its scientific performance. We discuss future ways to optimise the conceptual design of MOSAIC in Phase B, and illustrate its competitiveness and unique capabilities by comparison with other facilities that will be available in the 2020s.

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Date Published: 11 July 2018
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107028R (11 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311292
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M. Puech, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
C. J. Evans, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
K. Disseau, Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
J. Japelj, Univ. van Amsterdam (Netherlands)
O. H. Ramírez-Agudelo, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
H. Rahmani, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
M. Trevisan, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
J. L. Wang, Observatoire de Paris à Meudon (France)
NAOC (China)
M. Rodrigues, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
R. Sánchez-Janssen, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Y. Yang, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
F. Hammer, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
L. Kaper, Univ. van Amsterdam (Netherlands)
S. L. Morris, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
B. Barbuy, Univ. de São Paulo, IAG (Brazil)
J.-G. Cuby, Aix Marseille Univ., Lab. d’Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS (France)
G. Dalton, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
E. Fitzsimons, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
P. Jagourel, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10702:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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