A wide-field multi-object spectroscopy (MOS) system

F. G. Watson*

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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-c1asses. 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-796
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 1986
Externally publishedYes


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