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1 June 1994 Wide-field multifiber spectroscopy with FLAIR II
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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.
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Frederick G. Watson and Quentin Andrew Parker "Wide-field multifiber spectroscopy with FLAIR II", Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176786
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