Kuehn, Kyler; Lawrence, J; Brown, David; Case, S; Colless, Matthew; Gers, L; Ireland, Michael; Richards, Samuel; Saunders, Will; Staszak, N; Tims, J; Waller, Lew
TAIPAN is a spectroscopic instrument designed for the UK Schmidt Telescope at the Australian Astronomical Observatory. In addition to undertaking the TAIPAN survey, it will serve as a prototype for the MANIFEST fibre positioner system for the future Giant Magellan Telescope. The design for TAIPAN incorporates up to 300 optical fibres situated within independently-controlled robotic positioners known as Starbugs, allowing precise parallel positioning of every fibre, thus significantly reducing...[Show more]
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