This instrument uses a robotic positioner and multiple fiber optics
to take spectra of many objects at one time. The positioner is mounted
at Prime focus of the 120" Shane reflector at Lick Observatory. A corrector and atmospheric
dispersion corrections system provides a flat one degree diameter field
of view. The positioner places fiber optics accurately at the locations of
the desired objects. Currently 60 fibers are available with 40 more
planned in the near future. The principal investigator on this project
is Jean Brodie, who is an Associate Professor/Astronomer at UCO/Lick
"Official" MOS web site is available from Mount Hamilton.
You can see some pictures and more
details at the
Columbia Astrophysics Lab site which is maintained by Bill Craig.
There is also an "Unofficial"
Lick/LLNL MOS page
maintained by Steve Allen.
Images of the MOS system
Some shots as the MOS top-end is lifted into the dome.
walkaround of the top end ring of the operational system.
The CHFT spectrograph is fiber fed from
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