13 July 2018 Rising MOONS: an update on the VLT’s next multi-object spectrograph as it begins to grow
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After completion of its final-design review last year, it is full steam ahead for the construction of the MOONS instrument - the next generation multi-object spectrograph for the VLT. This remarkable instrument will combine for the first time: the 8 m collecting power of the VLT, 1000 optical fibres with individual robotic positioners and both medium- and high-resolution spectral coverage acreoss the wavelength range 0.65μm - 1.8 μm. Such a facility will allow a veritable host of Galactic, Extragalactic and Cosmological questions to be addressed. In this paper we will report on the current status of the instrument, details of the early testing of key components and the major milestones towards its delivery to the telescope.
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William Taylor, William Taylor, Michele Cirasuolo, Michele Cirasuolo, Jose Afonso, Jose Afonso, Marcella Carollo, Marcella Carollo, Chris Evans, Chris Evans, Hector Flores, Hector Flores, Roberto Maiolino, Roberto Maiolino, Stephane Paltani, Stephane Paltani, Leonardo Vanzi, Leonardo Vanzi, Manuel Abreu, Manuel Abreu, Jean-Phillipe Amans, Jean-Phillipe Amans, David Atkinson, David Atkinson, Joe Barrett, Joe Barrett, Steven Beard, Steven Beard, Celementine Béchet, Celementine Béchet, Martin Black, Martin Black, David Boettger, David Boettger, Saskia Brierley, Saskia Brierley, David Buscher, David Buscher, Alexandre Cabral, Alexandre Cabral, William Cochrane, William Cochrane, João Coelho, João Coelho, Miriam Colling, Miriam Colling, Ralf Conzelmann, Ralf Conzelmann, Francesco Dalessio, Francesco Dalessio, Louise Dauvin, Louise Dauvin, George Davidson, George Davidson, Holger Drass, Holger Drass, Rolando Dünner, Rolando Dünner, Alasdair Fairley, Alasdair Fairley, Giles Fasola, Giles Fasola, Debora Ferruzzi, Debora Ferruzzi, Martin Fisher, Martin Fisher, Mauricio Flores, Mauricio Flores, Bianca Garilli, Bianca Garilli, Julien Gaudemard, Julien Gaudemard, Oscar Gonzalez, Oscar Gonzalez, Isabelle Guinouard, Isabelle Guinouard, Pablo Gutierrez, Pablo Gutierrez, Peter Hammersley, Peter Hammersley, Régis Haigron, Régis Haigron, Chris Haniff, Chris Haniff, Mahmoud Hayati, Mahmoud Hayati, Derek Ives, Derek Ives, Olaf Iwert, Olaf Iwert, Philippe Laporte, Philippe Laporte, David Lee, David Lee, Gianluca Li Causi, Gianluca Li Causi, Yerko Luco, Yerko Luco, Alastair Macleod, Alastair Macleod, Vincenzo Mainieri, Vincenzo Mainieri, Charles Maire, Charles Maire, Basile-Thierry Melse, Basile-Thierry Melse, Johannes Nix, Johannes Nix, Ernesto Oliva, Ernesto Oliva, António Oliveira, António Oliveira, Livia Origlia, Livia Origlia, Ian Parry, Ian Parry, Fernando Pedichini, Fernando Pedichini, Roberto Piazzesi, Roberto Piazzesi, Phil Rees, Phil Rees, Florent Reix, Florent Reix, Myriam Rodrigues, Myriam Rodrigues, Felipe Rojas, Felipe Rojas, Stefano Rota, Stefano Rota, Frédéric Royer, Frédéric Royer, Pedro Santos, Pedro Santos, Robin Schnell, Robin Schnell, Tzu-Chiang Shen, Tzu-Chiang Shen, Michael Sordet, Michael Sordet, Jonathan Strachan, Jonathan Strachan, Xiaowei Sun, Xiaowei Sun, Graham Tait, Graham Tait, Miguel Torres, Miguel Torres, Andre Tozzi, Andre Tozzi, Simon Tulloch, Simon Tulloch, Álvaro Valenzuela Navarro, Álvaro Valenzuela Navarro, Lauren Von Dran, Lauren Von Dran, Chris Waring, Chris Waring, Stephen Watson, Stephen Watson, Brian Woodward, Brian Woodward, Yanbin Yang, Yanbin Yang, "Rising MOONS: an update on the VLT’s next multi-object spectrograph as it begins to grow", Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107021G (13 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313403; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313403


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