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The ELT-MOS (MOSAIC) : Towards the construction phase

Morris, Simon ; Hammer, François ; Jagourel, Pascal ; Evans, Christopher J. ; Puech, Mathieu ; Dalton, Gavin B. ; Rodrigues, Myriam ; Sanchez-Janssen, Ruben ; Fitzsimons, Ewan and Barbuy, Beatriz , et al. (2018) Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018 10702.
Abstract

When combined with the huge collecting area of the ELT, MOSAIC will be the most effective and flexible Multi-Object Spectrograph (MOS) facility in the world, having both a high multiplex and a multi-Integral Field Unit (Multi-IFU) capability. It will be the fastest way to spectroscopically follow-up the faintest sources, probing the reionisation epoch, as well as evaluating the evolution of the dwarf mass function over most of the age of the Universe. MOSAIC will be world-leading in generating an inventory of both the dark matter (from realistic rotation curves with MOAO fed NIR IFUs) and the cool to warm-hot gas phases in z=3.5 galactic haloes (with visible wavelenth IFUs). Galactic archaeology and the first massive black holes are... (More)

When combined with the huge collecting area of the ELT, MOSAIC will be the most effective and flexible Multi-Object Spectrograph (MOS) facility in the world, having both a high multiplex and a multi-Integral Field Unit (Multi-IFU) capability. It will be the fastest way to spectroscopically follow-up the faintest sources, probing the reionisation epoch, as well as evaluating the evolution of the dwarf mass function over most of the age of the Universe. MOSAIC will be world-leading in generating an inventory of both the dark matter (from realistic rotation curves with MOAO fed NIR IFUs) and the cool to warm-hot gas phases in z=3.5 galactic haloes (with visible wavelenth IFUs). Galactic archaeology and the first massive black holes are additional targets for which MOSAIC will also be revolutionary. MOAO and accurate sky subtraction with fibres have now been demonstrated on sky, removing all low Technical Readiness Level (TRL) items from the instrument. A prompt implementation of MOSAIC is feasible, and indeed could increase the robustness and reduce risk on the ELT, since it does not require diffraction limited adaptive optics performance. Science programmes and survey strategies are currently being investigated by the Consortium, which is also hoping to welcome a few new partners in the next two years.

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Adaptive Optics, Multi-Object, Optical Fibres, Spectrograph
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Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
volume
10702
article number
107021W
publisher
SPIE
conference name
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018
conference location
Austin, United States
conference dates
2018-06-10 - 2018-06-14
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  • scopus:85052626380
ISBN
9781510619579
DOI
10.1117/12.2311430
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English
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  author       = {Morris, Simon and Hammer, François and Jagourel, Pascal and Evans, Christopher J. and Puech, Mathieu and Dalton, Gavin B. and Rodrigues, Myriam and Sanchez-Janssen, Ruben and Fitzsimons, Ewan and Barbuy, Beatriz and Cuby, Jean Gabriel and Kaper, Lex and Roth, Martin and Rousset, Gérard and Myers, Richard and Le Fèvre, Olivier and Finogenov, Alexis and Kotilainen, Jari and Castilho, Bruno and Ostlin, Goran and Feltzing, Sofia and Korn, Andreas and Gallego, Jesus and Castillo, África and Iglesias-Páramo, Jorge and Pentericci, Laura and Ziegler, Bodo and Afonso, Jose and Dubbledam, Marc and Close, Madeline and Parr-Burman, Phil and Morris, Timothy J. and Chemla, Fanny and De Frondat, Fatima and Kelz, Andreas and Guinouard, Isabelle and Lewis, Ian J. and Middleton, Kevin and Navarro, Ramon and Larrieu, Marie and Pragt, Johan and Janssen, Annemieke and Dohlen, Kjetil and El Hadi, Kacem and Gendron, Éric and Yang, Yanbin and Wells, Martyn and Conan, Jean Marc and Fusco, Thierry and Schaerer, Daniel},
  booktitle    = {Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII},
  isbn         = {9781510619579},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {07},
  publisher    = {SPIE},
  title        = {The ELT-MOS (MOSAIC) : Towards the construction phase},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2311430},
  doi          = {10.1117/12.2311430},
  volume       = {10702},
  year         = {2018},
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