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Other fibre instruments

AF2 is one of a handful of wide field spectroscopy fibre positioning robots.  This page contains a list of links to information on similar instruments.

2dF - The 2 degree field system (2dF) is at the AAT's most complex astronimical instrument.  It is designed to allow the acquisition of up to 400 simultaneous spectra of objects anywhere within a two degree field on the sky.

6dF - The automated multi-object fibre-optic spectroscopy system used on the UKST. The instrument has been decommisioned.

OzPoz - This is a fibre positioning instrument that is used for the FLAMES spectrograph used on ESO's VLT.

Echidna - This is a fibre positioning instrument that is used for the FMOS spectrograph on the Suburu telescope.

Hectospec- Fibre positioning instrument very similar to AF2 but with two robots to reduce setup time, fitted at MMT.

LAMOST - The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST).

WEAVE - A new wide-field multi-object spectrograph for the WHT, which will eventually supersede AF2.


Last updated 22st May 2015 by RJP