SpecTel: A 10-12 meter class Spectroscopic Survey Telescope

Richard Ellis, Kyle Dawson, Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Roland Bacon, Adam Bolton, Malcolm Bremer, Jarle Brinchmann, Kevin Bundy, Charlie Conroy, Bernard Delabre, Arjun Dey, Alex Drlica-Wagner, Jenny Greene, Luigi Guzzo, Jennifer Johnson, Alexie Leauthaud, Khee-Gan Lee, Luca Pasquini, Laura Pentericci, Johan RichardHans-Walter Rix, Connie Rockosi, David Schlegel, Anže Slosar, Michael Strauss, Masahiro Takada, Eline Tolstoy, Darach Watson

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Abstract

We recommend a conceptual design study for a spectroscopic facility in the southern hemisphere comprising a large diameter telescope, fiber system, and spectrographs collectively optimized for massively-multiplexed spectroscopy. As a baseline, we propose an 11.4-meter aperture, optical spectroscopic survey telescope with a five square degree field of view. Using current technologies, the facility could be equipped with 15,000 robotically-controlled fibers feeding spectrographs over 360
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalarXiv
Publication statusSubmitted - 16 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics

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