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The fiber multi-object spectrograph (FMOS) for the Subaru Telescope III
Author(s): Shigeru Eto; Toshinori Maihara; Kouji Ohta; Fumihide Iwamuro; Masahiko Kimura; Daisaku Mochida; Shinpei Wada; Satoko Imai; Yusuke Narita; Yu Nakajima; Hiroshi Karoji; Jun'ichi Noumaru; Masayuki Akiyama; Peter Gillingham; Scott Smedley; Naoyuki Tamura
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Paper Abstract

The Fibre Multi-Object Spectrograph (FMOS) for the primary focus of Subaru Telescope is one of the second generation instruments, aiming at acquiring spectra of faint objects with target multiplicity of up to 400. The optimised wavelengths span from 0.9 to 1.8 microns so as to extend our knowledge of galaxy formations and evolutions at higher redshifts in a systematic way, as well as of variety of intriguing near-infrared objects. On the basis of detailed design of FMOS, actual processes of fabrication are in progress, and some of critical hardware components have successfully been developed. In this report, we present the status of the FMOS project, the results of developed components, and also instrument control systems such as the new detector electronics as well the related contol softwares.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551087
Show Author Affiliations
Shigeru Eto, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Toshinori Maihara, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Kouji Ohta, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Fumihide Iwamuro, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Masahiko Kimura, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Daisaku Mochida, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Shinpei Wada, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Satoko Imai, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Yusuke Narita, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Yu Nakajima, Nakajima Bunko Ltd. (Japan)
Hiroshi Karoji, Subaru Telescope/NAOJ (United States)
Jun'ichi Noumaru, Subaru Telescope/NAOJ (United States)
Masayuki Akiyama, Subaru Telescope/NAOJ (United States)
Peter Gillingham, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Scott Smedley, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Naoyuki Tamura, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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