13 October 1986 A Wide-Field Multi-Object Spectroscopy (MOS) System
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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-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.
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F G Watson, F G Watson, } "A Wide-Field Multi-Object Spectroscopy (MOS) System", Proc. SPIE 0627, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, (13 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.968160; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.968160

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