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Wide-field multifiber spectroscopy with FLAIR II
Author(s): Frederick G. Watson; Quentin Andrew Parker
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Paper Abstract

The 1.2-m United Kingdom Schmidt Telescope has operated a wide- field spectroscopy service for a number of years. A new common- user system has recently been completed. The instrument, known as FLAIR II, offers many more fiber channels than its predecessors, together with wider spectral coverage and faster turn-round of target fields. This paper describes FLAIR II in its present-day form, highlighting the most innovative aspects of its design, and giving a critical evaluation of its performance. Its impact has been significant, and large data-sets are being accumulated for a variety of object-classes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176786
Show Author Affiliations
Frederick G. Watson, Royal Greenwich Observatory (Australia)
Quentin Andrew Parker, Anglo-Australian Observatory (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2198:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII
David L. Crawford; Eric R. Craine, Editor(s)

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