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MOS Projects Around the World




MOS with multiplex > 300



ProjectHemisphereTel. diam.
(m)
FOV
(sq deg)
Fibres / slitsSpectroscopic 
resolution
First light
AAT / AAOmegaS3.93.14392 fibres1300 - 80002006
AAT / HermesS3.93.14392 fibres280002012
GMT / GMACSN21.90.05400 fibres1500-50002025?
GTC / GO-IRSN10.40.051000 fibres2000 - 20000Proposed
HET / VIRUSN100.09150 IFUs5002016
LAMOSTN4.019.64000 fibres1000, 100002009?
Mayall / BigBOSSN3.87.075000 fibres50002020
MMT / HECTOSPECN6.50.79300 fibres10002003
CFHT / MSEN101.53200 fibres2000 - 20,000Proposed
VISTA / 4MOSTS3.742400 fibres24002023?
SDSS-III / BOSSN2.57.071000 fibres1600 - 27002009
Subaru / PFSN8.21.782400 fibres2000 - 50002021?
Subaru /FMOSN8.20.2400 fibres600/30002011
VLT / MOONSS8.20.14500+500 fibres4000 - 200002022?
WHT / WEAVEN4.23.141000 fibres5000, 200002021


MOS with multiplex 100 - 300


ProjectHemisphereTel. diam.
(m)
FOV
(sq deg)
Fibres / slitsSpectroscopic 
resolution
First light
Blanco, Mayall / HYDRAS4.00.3~13850001998
E-ELT / MOSAICS390.013005000 - 200002032?
GEMINI / GMOSN/S8.10.007100s slits4000 - 90002001/3
HET / HETDEXN90.108145 fibre 
bundles
10002015
Keck / DeimosN9.80.08~ 100 slitlets50002002
VLT / FLAMESS8.20.126130 fibres5000 - 300002003
VLT / VIMOSS8.20.063200 - 800 slits200 - 25002003
WHT / AF2N4.20.785150 fibres100 - 95001994
WIYN / HydraWN3.50.78100 fibres1000 - 100001994

  

 

MOS with multiplex < 100


ProjectHemisphereTel. diam.
(m)
FOV
(sq deg)
Fibres / slitsSpectroscopic 
resolution
First light
CAHA / MOSCAN3.50.04? slits~30001996
GMT / NIRMOSN21.50.01050 slits30002025?
GTC / EMIRN10.40.00750 slits40002016
GTC / MEGARAN10.40.0034100 fibre bundles5000 - 190002017
GTC / OSIRISN10.40.01230 slits250 - 30002013
LBT / LUCIN2x8.40.004Up to 33 masks~2000-~85002008
Keck / MOSFIREN9.80.01046 slits~36002011
VLT / FORSS8.20.01319 slits260 - 26001999
VLT / KMOSS8.20.01124 IFUs~3000-40002012
WHT / LIRISN4.20.00525 slits700 - 25002005




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