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LAMOST project and its current status
Author(s): Hongjun Su; Xiangqun Cui
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Paper Abstract

The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) is a quasi-meridian reflecting Schmidt telescope with a clear aperture of 4-meter, a focal length of 20-meter and a field of view of 5-degree, dedicated for spectroscopic sky survey. The telescope will be located at the Xinglong Station of National Astronomical Observatory, China, as a national facility open to the astronomical community. The project was planned to be completed in 2004, with its budget of RMB 235 millions yuan (about 28 M$). The project is well in progress, with various sub-systems and their parts in critical reviews or kick-out for manufacturing early or late. Here we report the current status of the project generally. Other authors in this conference will describe details for individual parts of the project.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4837, Large Ground-based Telescopes, (4 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.457898
Show Author Affiliations
Hongjun Su, LAMOST Project/National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Xiangqun Cui, LAMOST Project/National Astronomical Observatories (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4837:
Large Ground-based Telescopes
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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