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TAIPAN: Optical spectroscopy with StarBugs

Kuehn, Kyler; Lawrence, J; Brown, David; Case, S; Colless, Matthew; Gers, L; Richards, Samuel; Saunders, Will; Staszak, N; Tims, J; Waller, Lew; Ireland, Michael


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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
DOI: 10.1117/12.2055677
Access Rights: Open Access


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