4MOST 2011-12

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Institute of Astronomy

Abstract

See ST/J002933/1 (4MOST Phase A)

Planned Impact

See ST/J002933/1 (4MOST Phase A)

Publications

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Gravish Nick (2012) Entangled granular media in arXiv e-prints

 
Description This preliminary award funding the beginning of Phase A work for the 4MOST proposal and design. Main outcomes are reported under the subsequent 4MOST Phase A grant.
Exploitation Route The work led to a successful proposal.
Sectors Other

 
Description The 4MOST project 
Organisation European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution 4MOST is a large European collaboration to build a major instrument (called 4MOST) for the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Our team in Cambridge contributed to the design study for this instrument. Specifically we were responsible for the wide-field corrector, the acquisition and guiding systems, the wavefront sensors, the overall VISTA telescope model and some of the science planning. The design study successfully led to ESO approving the project to move forward to full construction with a total capital cost of about 16 million euros. Our team played a key role in making this happen. 4MOST will start operating on the VISTA telescope in Chile in 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners did the design study work on the rest of the instrument sub-systems (e.g. the fibre positioner, the spectrographs and the optical fibre feeds) and the rest of the science planning.
Impact Saviauk, A (July, 2014) The fiber positioner for 4MOST: exploration of an alternative R-? design, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151: Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation 9151 , 110820298 (08, 2014) From space to specs: requirements for 4MOST 110820096 (07, 2014) The 4MOST instrument concept overview 084871948125 (12, 2012) 4MOST - 4-metre multi-object spectroscopic telescope 10552613 (07, 2014) Combining Dark Energy Survey Science Verification Data with Near Infrared D... 310450551 (05, 2014) Integrating Mass Scale Spectroscopic Processing
Start Year 2011
 
Description The 4MOST project 
Organisation Heidelberg University
Department Center for Astronomy- Observatory
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 4MOST is a large European collaboration to build a major instrument (called 4MOST) for the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Our team in Cambridge contributed to the design study for this instrument. Specifically we were responsible for the wide-field corrector, the acquisition and guiding systems, the wavefront sensors, the overall VISTA telescope model and some of the science planning. The design study successfully led to ESO approving the project to move forward to full construction with a total capital cost of about 16 million euros. Our team played a key role in making this happen. 4MOST will start operating on the VISTA telescope in Chile in 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners did the design study work on the rest of the instrument sub-systems (e.g. the fibre positioner, the spectrographs and the optical fibre feeds) and the rest of the science planning.
Impact Saviauk, A (July, 2014) The fiber positioner for 4MOST: exploration of an alternative R-? design, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151: Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation 9151 , 110820298 (08, 2014) From space to specs: requirements for 4MOST 110820096 (07, 2014) The 4MOST instrument concept overview 084871948125 (12, 2012) 4MOST - 4-metre multi-object spectroscopic telescope 10552613 (07, 2014) Combining Dark Energy Survey Science Verification Data with Near Infrared D... 310450551 (05, 2014) Integrating Mass Scale Spectroscopic Processing
Start Year 2011
 
Description The 4MOST project 
Organisation Leibniz Association
Department Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution 4MOST is a large European collaboration to build a major instrument (called 4MOST) for the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Our team in Cambridge contributed to the design study for this instrument. Specifically we were responsible for the wide-field corrector, the acquisition and guiding systems, the wavefront sensors, the overall VISTA telescope model and some of the science planning. The design study successfully led to ESO approving the project to move forward to full construction with a total capital cost of about 16 million euros. Our team played a key role in making this happen. 4MOST will start operating on the VISTA telescope in Chile in 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners did the design study work on the rest of the instrument sub-systems (e.g. the fibre positioner, the spectrographs and the optical fibre feeds) and the rest of the science planning.
Impact Saviauk, A (July, 2014) The fiber positioner for 4MOST: exploration of an alternative R-? design, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151: Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation 9151 , 110820298 (08, 2014) From space to specs: requirements for 4MOST 110820096 (07, 2014) The 4MOST instrument concept overview 084871948125 (12, 2012) 4MOST - 4-metre multi-object spectroscopic telescope 10552613 (07, 2014) Combining Dark Energy Survey Science Verification Data with Near Infrared D... 310450551 (05, 2014) Integrating Mass Scale Spectroscopic Processing
Start Year 2011
 
Description The 4MOST project 
Organisation Leiden University
Department Leiden Observatory
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 4MOST is a large European collaboration to build a major instrument (called 4MOST) for the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Our team in Cambridge contributed to the design study for this instrument. Specifically we were responsible for the wide-field corrector, the acquisition and guiding systems, the wavefront sensors, the overall VISTA telescope model and some of the science planning. The design study successfully led to ESO approving the project to move forward to full construction with a total capital cost of about 16 million euros. Our team played a key role in making this happen. 4MOST will start operating on the VISTA telescope in Chile in 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners did the design study work on the rest of the instrument sub-systems (e.g. the fibre positioner, the spectrographs and the optical fibre feeds) and the rest of the science planning.
Impact Saviauk, A (July, 2014) The fiber positioner for 4MOST: exploration of an alternative R-? design, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151: Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation 9151 , 110820298 (08, 2014) From space to specs: requirements for 4MOST 110820096 (07, 2014) The 4MOST instrument concept overview 084871948125 (12, 2012) 4MOST - 4-metre multi-object spectroscopic telescope 10552613 (07, 2014) Combining Dark Energy Survey Science Verification Data with Near Infrared D... 310450551 (05, 2014) Integrating Mass Scale Spectroscopic Processing
Start Year 2011
 
Description The 4MOST project 
Organisation Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU Munich)
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 4MOST is a large European collaboration to build a major instrument (called 4MOST) for the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Our team in Cambridge contributed to the design study for this instrument. Specifically we were responsible for the wide-field corrector, the acquisition and guiding systems, the wavefront sensors, the overall VISTA telescope model and some of the science planning. The design study successfully led to ESO approving the project to move forward to full construction with a total capital cost of about 16 million euros. Our team played a key role in making this happen. 4MOST will start operating on the VISTA telescope in Chile in 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners did the design study work on the rest of the instrument sub-systems (e.g. the fibre positioner, the spectrographs and the optical fibre feeds) and the rest of the science planning.
Impact Saviauk, A (July, 2014) The fiber positioner for 4MOST: exploration of an alternative R-? design, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151: Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation 9151 , 110820298 (08, 2014) From space to specs: requirements for 4MOST 110820096 (07, 2014) The 4MOST instrument concept overview 084871948125 (12, 2012) 4MOST - 4-metre multi-object spectroscopic telescope 10552613 (07, 2014) Combining Dark Energy Survey Science Verification Data with Near Infrared D... 310450551 (05, 2014) Integrating Mass Scale Spectroscopic Processing
Start Year 2011
 
Description The 4MOST project 
Organisation Lund University
Department Lund Observatory
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 4MOST is a large European collaboration to build a major instrument (called 4MOST) for the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Our team in Cambridge contributed to the design study for this instrument. Specifically we were responsible for the wide-field corrector, the acquisition and guiding systems, the wavefront sensors, the overall VISTA telescope model and some of the science planning. The design study successfully led to ESO approving the project to move forward to full construction with a total capital cost of about 16 million euros. Our team played a key role in making this happen. 4MOST will start operating on the VISTA telescope in Chile in 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners did the design study work on the rest of the instrument sub-systems (e.g. the fibre positioner, the spectrographs and the optical fibre feeds) and the rest of the science planning.
Impact Saviauk, A (July, 2014) The fiber positioner for 4MOST: exploration of an alternative R-? design, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151: Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation 9151 , 110820298 (08, 2014) From space to specs: requirements for 4MOST 110820096 (07, 2014) The 4MOST instrument concept overview 084871948125 (12, 2012) 4MOST - 4-metre multi-object spectroscopic telescope 10552613 (07, 2014) Combining Dark Energy Survey Science Verification Data with Near Infrared D... 310450551 (05, 2014) Integrating Mass Scale Spectroscopic Processing
Start Year 2011
 
Description The 4MOST project 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute For Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution 4MOST is a large European collaboration to build a major instrument (called 4MOST) for the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Our team in Cambridge contributed to the design study for this instrument. Specifically we were responsible for the wide-field corrector, the acquisition and guiding systems, the wavefront sensors, the overall VISTA telescope model and some of the science planning. The design study successfully led to ESO approving the project to move forward to full construction with a total capital cost of about 16 million euros. Our team played a key role in making this happen. 4MOST will start operating on the VISTA telescope in Chile in 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners did the design study work on the rest of the instrument sub-systems (e.g. the fibre positioner, the spectrographs and the optical fibre feeds) and the rest of the science planning.
Impact Saviauk, A (July, 2014) The fiber positioner for 4MOST: exploration of an alternative R-? design, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151: Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation 9151 , 110820298 (08, 2014) From space to specs: requirements for 4MOST 110820096 (07, 2014) The 4MOST instrument concept overview 084871948125 (12, 2012) 4MOST - 4-metre multi-object spectroscopic telescope 10552613 (07, 2014) Combining Dark Energy Survey Science Verification Data with Near Infrared D... 310450551 (05, 2014) Integrating Mass Scale Spectroscopic Processing
Start Year 2011
 
Description The 4MOST project 
Organisation Observatory of Paris
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 4MOST is a large European collaboration to build a major instrument (called 4MOST) for the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Our team in Cambridge contributed to the design study for this instrument. Specifically we were responsible for the wide-field corrector, the acquisition and guiding systems, the wavefront sensors, the overall VISTA telescope model and some of the science planning. The design study successfully led to ESO approving the project to move forward to full construction with a total capital cost of about 16 million euros. Our team played a key role in making this happen. 4MOST will start operating on the VISTA telescope in Chile in 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners did the design study work on the rest of the instrument sub-systems (e.g. the fibre positioner, the spectrographs and the optical fibre feeds) and the rest of the science planning.
Impact Saviauk, A (July, 2014) The fiber positioner for 4MOST: exploration of an alternative R-? design, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151: Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation 9151 , 110820298 (08, 2014) From space to specs: requirements for 4MOST 110820096 (07, 2014) The 4MOST instrument concept overview 084871948125 (12, 2012) 4MOST - 4-metre multi-object spectroscopic telescope 10552613 (07, 2014) Combining Dark Energy Survey Science Verification Data with Near Infrared D... 310450551 (05, 2014) Integrating Mass Scale Spectroscopic Processing
Start Year 2011
 
Description The 4MOST project 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution 4MOST is a large European collaboration to build a major instrument (called 4MOST) for the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Our team in Cambridge contributed to the design study for this instrument. Specifically we were responsible for the wide-field corrector, the acquisition and guiding systems, the wavefront sensors, the overall VISTA telescope model and some of the science planning. The design study successfully led to ESO approving the project to move forward to full construction with a total capital cost of about 16 million euros. Our team played a key role in making this happen. 4MOST will start operating on the VISTA telescope in Chile in 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners did the design study work on the rest of the instrument sub-systems (e.g. the fibre positioner, the spectrographs and the optical fibre feeds) and the rest of the science planning.
Impact Saviauk, A (July, 2014) The fiber positioner for 4MOST: exploration of an alternative R-? design, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151: Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation 9151 , 110820298 (08, 2014) From space to specs: requirements for 4MOST 110820096 (07, 2014) The 4MOST instrument concept overview 084871948125 (12, 2012) 4MOST - 4-metre multi-object spectroscopic telescope 10552613 (07, 2014) Combining Dark Energy Survey Science Verification Data with Near Infrared D... 310450551 (05, 2014) Integrating Mass Scale Spectroscopic Processing
Start Year 2011
 
Description The 4MOST project 
Organisation University of Groningen
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 4MOST is a large European collaboration to build a major instrument (called 4MOST) for the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Our team in Cambridge contributed to the design study for this instrument. Specifically we were responsible for the wide-field corrector, the acquisition and guiding systems, the wavefront sensors, the overall VISTA telescope model and some of the science planning. The design study successfully led to ESO approving the project to move forward to full construction with a total capital cost of about 16 million euros. Our team played a key role in making this happen. 4MOST will start operating on the VISTA telescope in Chile in 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners did the design study work on the rest of the instrument sub-systems (e.g. the fibre positioner, the spectrographs and the optical fibre feeds) and the rest of the science planning.
Impact Saviauk, A (July, 2014) The fiber positioner for 4MOST: exploration of an alternative R-? design, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151: Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation 9151 , 110820298 (08, 2014) From space to specs: requirements for 4MOST 110820096 (07, 2014) The 4MOST instrument concept overview 084871948125 (12, 2012) 4MOST - 4-metre multi-object spectroscopic telescope 10552613 (07, 2014) Combining Dark Energy Survey Science Verification Data with Near Infrared D... 310450551 (05, 2014) Integrating Mass Scale Spectroscopic Processing
Start Year 2011
 
Description The 4MOST project 
Organisation Uppsala University
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 4MOST is a large European collaboration to build a major instrument (called 4MOST) for the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Our team in Cambridge contributed to the design study for this instrument. Specifically we were responsible for the wide-field corrector, the acquisition and guiding systems, the wavefront sensors, the overall VISTA telescope model and some of the science planning. The design study successfully led to ESO approving the project to move forward to full construction with a total capital cost of about 16 million euros. Our team played a key role in making this happen. 4MOST will start operating on the VISTA telescope in Chile in 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners did the design study work on the rest of the instrument sub-systems (e.g. the fibre positioner, the spectrographs and the optical fibre feeds) and the rest of the science planning.
Impact Saviauk, A (July, 2014) The fiber positioner for 4MOST: exploration of an alternative R-? design, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151: Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation 9151 , 110820298 (08, 2014) From space to specs: requirements for 4MOST 110820096 (07, 2014) The 4MOST instrument concept overview 084871948125 (12, 2012) 4MOST - 4-metre multi-object spectroscopic telescope 10552613 (07, 2014) Combining Dark Energy Survey Science Verification Data with Near Infrared D... 310450551 (05, 2014) Integrating Mass Scale Spectroscopic Processing
Start Year 2011