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1 June 1994 Versatile multi-object spectroscopy with FORS at the ESO Very Large Telescope
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The focal reducer and low dispersion spectrograph FORS which is presently under construction for the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) will be an all dioptric focal reducer instrument designed for direct imaging, low-dispersion multi object spectroscopy, imaging and spectropolarimetry of faint objects. A central mechanical component of FORS is the multi object spectroscopy (MOS) unit. The design and the observation capabilities of the MOS are described. Further details on the whole instrument are given in [1]. Two identical copies of the instrument will be built by a consortium of three astronomical institutes (Landessterwarte Heidelberg and the Unviersity Observatories of Gottingen and Munich) under contract and in cooeration with ESO. The instruments will be installed at the Cassegrain foci of two unit telescopes of the VLT.
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Wolfgang Mitsch, Gero Rupprecht, Walter Seifert, Harald E. Nicklas, and Swen Kiesewetter "Versatile multi-object spectroscopy with FORS at the ESO Very Large Telescope", Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176709
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