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Rising MOONS: an update on the VLT’s next multi-object spectrograph as it begins to grow
Author(s): William Taylor; Michele Cirasuolo; Jose Afonso; Marcella Carollo; Chris Evans; Hector Flores; Roberto Maiolino; Stephane Paltani; Leonardo Vanzi; Manuel Abreu; Jean-Phillipe Amans; David Atkinson; Joe Barrett; Steven Beard; Celementine Béchet; Martin Black; David Boettger; Saskia Brierley; David Buscher; Alexandre Cabral; William Cochrane; João Coelho; Miriam Colling; Ralf Conzelmann; Francesco Dalessio; Louise Dauvin; George Davidson; Holger Drass; Rolando Dünner; Alasdair Fairley; Giles Fasola; Debora Ferruzzi; Martin Fisher; Mauricio Flores; Bianca Garilli; Julien Gaudemard; Oscar Gonzalez; Isabelle Guinouard; Pablo Gutierrez; Peter Hammersley; Régis Haigron; Chris Haniff; Mahmoud Hayati; Derek Ives; Olaf Iwert; Philippe Laporte; David Lee; Gianluca Li Causi; Yerko Luco; Alastair Macleod; Vincenzo Mainieri; Charles Maire; Basile-Thierry Melse; Johannes Nix; Ernesto Oliva; António Oliveira; Livia Origlia; Ian Parry; Fernando Pedichini; Roberto Piazzesi; Phil Rees; Florent Reix; Myriam Rodrigues; Felipe Rojas; Stefano Rota; Frédéric Royer; Pedro Santos; Robin Schnell; Tzu-Chiang Shen; Michael Sordet; Jonathan Strachan; Xiaowei Sun; Graham Tait; Miguel Torres; Andre Tozzi; Simon Tulloch; Álvaro Valenzuela Navarro; Lauren Von Dran; Chris Waring; Stephen Watson; Brian Woodward; Yanbin Yang
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Paper Abstract

After completion of its final-design review last year, it is full steam ahead for the construction of the MOONS instrument - the next generation multi-object spectrograph for the VLT. This remarkable instrument will combine for the first time: the 8 m collecting power of the VLT, 1000 optical fibres with individual robotic positioners and both medium- and high-resolution spectral coverage acreoss the wavelength range 0.65μm - 1.8 μm. Such a facility will allow a veritable host of Galactic, Extragalactic and Cosmological questions to be addressed. In this paper we will report on the current status of the instrument, details of the early testing of key components and the major milestones towards its delivery to the telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 2018
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107021G (13 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313403
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William Taylor, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Michele Cirasuolo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jose Afonso, Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (Portugal)
Marcella Carollo, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Chris Evans, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Hector Flores, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
Roberto Maiolino, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Stephane Paltani, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Leonardo Vanzi, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Manuel Abreu, Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (Portugal)
Jean-Phillipe Amans, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
David Atkinson, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Joe Barrett, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Steven Beard, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Celementine Béchet, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Martin Black, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
David Boettger, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Saskia Brierley, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
David Buscher, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Alexandre Cabral, Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (Portugal)
William Cochrane, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
João Coelho, Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Univ. de Lisboa (Portugal)
Miriam Colling, STFC Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
Ralf Conzelmann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Francesco Dalessio, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico (Italy)
Louise Dauvin, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
George Davidson, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Holger Drass, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Rolando Dünner, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Alasdair Fairley, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Giles Fasola, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
Debora Ferruzzi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Martin Fisher, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Mauricio Flores, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Bianca Garilli, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy)
Julien Gaudemard, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
Oscar Gonzalez, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Isabelle Guinouard, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
Pablo Gutierrez, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Peter Hammersley, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Régis Haigron, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
Chris Haniff, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Mahmoud Hayati, Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
Derek Ives, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Olaf Iwert, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Philippe Laporte, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
David Lee, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Gianluca Li Causi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico (Italy)
Yerko Luco, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Alastair Macleod, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Vincenzo Mainieri, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Charles Maire, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Basile-Thierry Melse, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
Johannes Nix, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Ernesto Oliva, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
António Oliveira, Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Univ. de Lisboa (Portugal)
Lab. de Óptica, Univ. de Lisboa (Portugal)
Livia Origlia, Instituto di astrofisica spaziale e fisica cosmica (Italy)
Ian Parry, Institute of Astronomy, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Fernando Pedichini, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico (Italy)
Roberto Piazzesi, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico (Italy)
Phil Rees, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Florent Reix, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
Myriam Rodrigues, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
Felipe Rojas, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Stefano Rota, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy)
Frédéric Royer, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Univ., CNRS (France)
Pedro Santos, Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (Portugal)
Robin Schnell, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Tzu-Chiang Shen, BlueShadows Ltda. (Chile)
Michael Sordet, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Jonathan Strachan, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Xiaowei Sun, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Graham Tait, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Miguel Torres, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Andre Tozzi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Simon Tulloch, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Álvaro Valenzuela Navarro, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Lauren Von Dran, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Chris Waring, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Stephen Watson, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Brian Woodward, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Yanbin Yang, 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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