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The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer

Author(s): Marshall, Jennifer; Bolton, Adam; Bullock, James; Burgasser, Adam; Chambers, Ken; et al

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Abstract: The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) is the first of a future generation of massively multiplexed spectroscopic facilities. Building upon the success of imminent survey projects such as SDSS-V, DESI, and PFS, MSE is designed to enable truly transformative science, being completely dedicated to large-scale multi-object spectroscopic surveys, each studying thousands to millions of astrophysical objects. MSE will use an 11.25 m aperture telescope to feed 4,332 fibers over a 1.5 square degree field of view and has the capability to observe at a range of spectral resolutions, from R~3,000 to R~40,000, with all spectral resolutions available at all times across the entire field. With these capabilities, MSE will collect more than 10 million fiber-hours of 10m-class spectroscopic observations every year and is designed to excel at precision studies of large samples of faint astrophysical targets.
Publication Date: 30-Sep-2019
Electronic Publication Date: Sep-2019
Citation: Marshall, Jennifer, Bolton, Adam, Bullock, James, Burgasser, Adam, Chambers, Ken, DePoy, Darren, Dey, Arjun, Flagey, Nicolas, Hill, Alexis, Hillenbrand, Lynne, Huber, Daniel, Li, Ting, Juneau, Stephanie, Kaplinghat, Manoj, Mateo, Mario, McConnachie, Alan, Newman, Jeffrey, Petric, Andreea, Schlegel, David, Sheinis, Andrew, Shen, Yue, Simons, Doug, Strauss, Michael, Szeto, Kei, Tran, Kim-Vy, Yèche, Christophe. (2019). The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 51 (126 - 126
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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