Current status and future plans for the maunakea spectroscopic explorer (MSE)

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056389
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TypeArticle
Proceedings titleSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings
ConferenceGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes V, 22 June 2014 through 27 June 2014
ISSN0277-786X
ISBN9780819496133
Volume9145
Article number914515
SubjectAirborne telescopes; Fibers; Spectroscopy; Faint target; Imaging surveys; Large surveys; ngCFHT; optical; Wide field; Surveys
AbstractThe Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE; formerly ngCFHT) will be a large format wide field spectroscopic facility that replaces the existing 3.6 m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Capable of recording tens of thousands of spectra on faint targets each night, and sustain that pace for years, MSE will be an ideal complement to emerging space- and ground-based imaging survey facilities. The combination of aperture, spectral resolution, and dedicated access to support large surveys makes MSE distinct from any other facilities under development or being planned. We provide an overview of the MSE technical design, organization of the project office, and the core science goals that will help drive MSE for decades.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; National Science Infrastructure
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Record created2015-07-14
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