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ID: 731688.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
4MOST: the 4-metre Multi-Object Spectroscopic Telescope project at preliminary design review
Authors:de Jong, R. S.; Barden, S. C.; Bellido-Tirado, O.; Brynnel, J. G.; Frey, S.; Giannone, D.; Haynes, R.; Johl, D.; Phillips, D.; Schnurr, O.; Walcher, J. C.; Winkler, R.; Ansorge, W. R.; Feltzing, S.; McMahon, R. G.; Baker, G.; Caillier, P.; Dwelly, T.; Gaessler, W.; Iwert, O.; Mandel, H. G.; Piskunov, N. A.; Pragt, J. H.; Walton, N. A.; Bensby, T.; Bergemann, M.; Chiappini, C.; Christlieb, N.; Cioni, M.-R.; Driver, S.; Finoguenov, A.; Helmi, A.; Irwin, M. J.; Kitaura, F.-S.; Kneib, J.-P.; Liske, J.; Merloni, A.; Minchev, I.; Richard, J.; Starkenburg, E.
Place of Publication:Bellingham, Wash.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2016
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:We present an overview of the 4MOST project at the Preliminary Design Review. 4MOST is a major new wide-field, high-multiplex spectroscopic survey facility under development for the VISTA telescope of ESO. 4MOST has a broad range of science goals ranging from Galactic Archaeology and stellar physics to the high-energy physics, galaxy evolution, and cosmology. Starting in 2021, 4MOST will deploy 2436 fibres in a 4.1 square degree field-of-view using a positioner based on the tilting spine principle. The fibres will feed one high-resolution (R 20,000) and two medium resolution (R 5000) spectrographs with fixed 3-channel designs and identical 6k x 6k CCD detectors. 4MOST will have a unique operations concept in which 5-year public surveys from both the consortium and the ESO community will be combined and observed in parallel during each exposure. The 4MOST Facility Simulator (4FS) was developed to demonstrate the feasibility of this observing concept, showing that we can expect to observe more than 25 million objects in each 5-year survey period and will eventually be used to plan and conduct the actual survey.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Other
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
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