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An Automated Multiobject Fibre Optic Coupler For The Anglo-Australian Telescope
Author(s): Ian R. Parry; Peter Gray
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Paper Abstract

An automated fibre optic coupler (AUTOFIB) for multi-object spectroscopy has been design-ed and is currently being built for the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) as a collaborative project between Durham University and the Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO). The device consists of a high-speed, precision, fibre positioner and an interchangeable fibre module. The positioner places the fibre probes individually under microprocessor control and can set up a field of 64 fibres in less than 10 minutes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0627, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, (13 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.968080
Show Author Affiliations
Ian R. Parry, Durham University (United Kingdom)
Peter Gray, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)

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

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