Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Cirasuolo, M.; Afonso, J.; Bender, R.; Bonifacio, P.; Evans, C.; Kaper, L.; Oliva, E.; Vanzi, L. 2011, Msngr 145, 11 (2011)

MOONS: The Multi-Object Optical and Near-infrared Spectrograph

Revista : The Messenger
Volumen : 145
Páginas : 11
Tipo de publicación : Revistas


MOONS (Multi-Object Optical and Near-infrared Spectrograph) is a large field (500 square arcminutes), multi-object (500 object + 500 sky fibres) instrument with spectral resolution of 5000 and 20000 proposed for the VLT Nasmyth focus. The science case for MOONS, covering Galactic structure and galaxy evolution up to the epoch of re-ionisation, is briefly outlined.