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The taipan galaxy survey: Scientific goals and observing strategy

da Cunha, Elisabete; Hopkins, Andrew M.; Colless, Matthew; Taylor, Edward; Blake, Chris; Howlett, Cullan; Magoulas, Christina; Lucey, John; del P. Lagos, Claudia; Kuehn, Kyler; Gordon, Yjan; Barat, Dilyar; Bian, Fuyan; Wolf, Christian; Cowley, Michael; White, Marc; Achitouv, Ixandra; Magoulas, Christine; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Bryant, J.; Davis, T M; Hinton, Samuel R; Johnston-Hollitt, M; Koribalski, Baerbel S; Lawrence, J S; Lorente, N.P.F.; Pimbblet, Kevin; Lawrence, J; Davis, Tamara


The Taipan galaxy survey (hereafter simply ‘Taipan’) is a multi-object spectroscopic survey starting in 2017 that will cover 2π steradians over the southern sky (δ ≲ 10°, |b| ≳ 10°), and obtain optical spectra for about two million galaxies out to z < 0.4. Taipan will use the newly refurbished 1.2-m UK Schmidt Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory with the new TAIPAN instrument, which includes an innovative ‘Starbugs’ positioning system capable of rapidly and simultaneously deploying up to 150...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
DOI: 10.1017/pasa.2017.41
Access Rights: Open Access


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