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MOONS - multi object spectroscopy for the VLT: overview and instrument integration update

Oscar Gonzalez
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Michele Cirasuolo
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William Taylor
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Martin Black
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Philip Rees
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Ian Bryson
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Stephen Chittick
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Jose Afonso
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Simon Lilly
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Roberto Maiolino
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Ernesto Oliva
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Stephane Paltani
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Leonardo Vanzi
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Manuel Abreu
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David Atkinson
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Steven Beard
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Andrea Belfiore
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Ciaran Breen
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Amelia Bayo
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Andy Born
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Alexandre Cabral
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Lee Chapman
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William Cochrane
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João. Coelho
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Miriam Colling
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Ralf Conzelmann
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Francesco Dalessio
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George Davidson
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Martin Fisher
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Vincenzo Forchi
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Paolo Franzetti
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Bianca Garilli
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Adriana Gargiulo
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Pablo Gutierrez
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Peter Hammersley
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Valentin Ivanov
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Derek Ives
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Olaf Iwert
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David King
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Suzanne Kovacz
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David Lee
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Gianluca Li Causi
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Alastair Macleod
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Domingo Alvarez Mendez
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António Oliveira
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Ralf Palsa
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Manuel Parra
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Fernando Pedichini
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Vicente Peña
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Monika Petr-Gotzens
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Pedro Santos
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Jorge Sepulveda
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Robyn Sharman
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Tzu-Chiang Shen
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Michael Sordet
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Jonathan Strachan
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Graham Tait
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Alexis Tejeda
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Andrea Tozzi
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Norman O'Malley
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Chris Waring
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Stephen Watson
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Bart Willemse
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Xiaofeng Gao
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Manuela Zoccali
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Abstract

The Multi Object Optical and Near-infrared Spectrograph (MOONS) instrument is the next generation multi-object spectrograph for the Very Large Telescope (VLT). The instrument combines the high multiplexing capability offered by 1000 optical fibres deployed by individual robotic positioners with a novel spectrograph able to provide both low- and high-resolution spectroscopy simultaneously across the wavelength range 0.64μm - 1.8μm. Powered by the collecting area of the 8-m VLT, MOONS will provide the astronomical community with a world-leading facility able to serve a wide range of Galactic, Extragalactic and Cosmological studies. This paper provides an updated overview of the instrument and its construction progress, reporting on the ongoing integration phase.

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obspm-04009871 , version 1 (01-03-2023)

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Oscar Gonzalez, Michele Cirasuolo, William Taylor, Martin Black, Philip Rees, et al.. MOONS - multi object spectroscopy for the VLT: overview and instrument integration update. Proceedings of the SPIE, 2022, à renseigner, Unknown Region. ⟨10.1117/12.2629932⟩. ⟨obspm-04009871⟩
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