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4MOST Survey Strategy Plan

Guiglion, G. ; Battistini, Chiara LU ; Bell, C.~P.~M. ; Bensby, Thomas LU ; Boller, Thomas ; Chiappini, Cristina ; Comparat, Johan ; Christlieb, N. ; Church, Ross LU and Cioni, Maria-Rosa , et al. (2019) In Messenger 175. p.17-21
Abstract
The current status of and motivation for the 4MOST survey strategy, as developed by the Consortium science team, are presented here. Key elements of the strategy are described, such as sky coverage, number of visits and total exposure times in different parts of the sky, and how to deal with different observing conditions. The task of organising the strategy is not simple, with many different surveys that have vastly different target brightnesses and densities, sample completeness levels, and signal-to-noise requirements. We introduce here a number of concepts that we will use to ensure all surveys are optimised. Astronomers who are planning to submit a Participating Survey proposal are strongly encouraged to read this article and any... (More)
The current status of and motivation for the 4MOST survey strategy, as developed by the Consortium science team, are presented here. Key elements of the strategy are described, such as sky coverage, number of visits and total exposure times in different parts of the sky, and how to deal with different observing conditions. The task of organising the strategy is not simple, with many different surveys that have vastly different target brightnesses and densities, sample completeness levels, and signal-to-noise requirements. We introduce here a number of concepts that we will use to ensure all surveys are optimised. Astronomers who are planning to submit a Participating Survey proposal are strongly encouraged to read this article and any relevant 4MOST Survey articles in this issue of The Messenger such that they can optimally complement and benefit from the planned surveys of the 4MOST Consortium. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The current status of and motivation for the 4MOST survey strategy, as developed by the Consortium science team, are presented here. Key elements of the strategy are described, such as sky coverage, number of visits and total exposure times in different parts of the sky, and how to deal with different observing conditions. The task of organising the strategy is not simple, with many different surveys that have vastly different target brightnesses and densities, sample completeness levels, and signal-to-noise requirements. We introduce here a number of concepts that we will use to ensure all surveys are optimised. Astronomers who are planning to submit a Participating Survey proposal are strongly encouraged to read this article and any relevant 4MOST Survey articles in this issue of The Messenger such that they can optimally complement and benefit from the planned surveys of the 4MOST Consortium.},
  author       = {Guiglion, G. and Battistini, Chiara and Bell, C.~P.~M. and Bensby, Thomas and Boller, Thomas and Chiappini, Cristina and Comparat, Johan and Christlieb, N. and Church, Ross and Cioni, Maria-Rosa and Davies, L. and Dwelly, Tom and de Jong, R. S. and Feltzing, Sofia and Gueguen, Alain and Howes, Louise and Irwin, M. and Kushniruk, Iryna and Lam, M and Liske, J. and McMahon, Richard and Merloni, Andrea and Norberg, P. and Robotham, A.~S.~G. and Schnurr, Olivier and Sorce, J. and Starkenburg, E. and Storm, Jesper and Swann, Elizabeth and Tempel, E. and Thi, W. -F. and Worley, C. C. and Walcher, C.~J.},
  issn         = {0722-6691},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {17--21},
  publisher    = {The European Southern Observatory},
  series       = {Messenger},
  title        = {4MOST Survey Strategy Plan},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.18727/0722-6691/5119},
  doi          = {10.18727/0722-6691/5119},
  volume       = {175},
  year         = {2019},
}