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A Wide-Field Multi-Object Spectroscopy (MOS) System
Author(s): F G Watson
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Paper Abstract

Multi-object slit spectroscopy with a wide-field telescope is potentially a very effective way of collecting large quantities of data for statistical analysis on a wide variety of astronomical object-classes. A pilot-model system with 40 channels has been developed for the 1.2-metre UK Schmidt telescope, and has been extensively tested with photographic detection of the spectra. The commissioning of a dedicated cooled CCD camera in the immediate future is expected to lead to the rapid implementation of a user service with the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1986
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0627, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, (13 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.968160
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F G Watson, United Kingdom Schmidt Telescope (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0627:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VI
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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