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24 September 2012 Multi-object spectroscopy with the European ELT: scientific synergies between EAGLE and EVE
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The EAGLE and EVE Phase A studies for instruments for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) originated from related top-level scientific questions, but employed different (yet complementary) methods to deliver the required observations. We re-examine the motivations for a multi-object spectrograph (MOS) on the E-ELT and present a unified set of requirements for a versatile instrument. Such a MOS would exploit the excellent spatial resolution in the near-infrared envisaged for EAGLE, combined with aspects of the spectral coverage and large multiplex of EVE. We briefly discuss the top-level systems which could satisfy these requirements in a single instrument at one of the Nasmyth foci of the E-ELT.
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C. J. Evans, B. Barbuy, P. Bonifacio, F. Chemla, J.-G. Cuby, G. B. Dalton, Ben Davies, Karen Disseau, K. Dohlen, H. Flores, E. Gendron, I. Guinouard, F. Hammer, P. Hastings, D. Horville, P. Jagourel, L. Kaper, P. Laporte, D. Lee, S. L. Morris, T. Morris, R. Myers, R. Navarro, P. Parr-Burman, P. Petitjean, M. Puech, Emmanuel Rollinde, G. Rousset, H. Schnetler, N. Welikala, M. Wells, and Y. Yang "Multi-object spectroscopy with the European ELT: scientific synergies between EAGLE and EVE", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84467K (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.924819; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.924819
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