(3.9m reflector telescope in Australia)
The Anglo-Australian Telescope is a 3.9m
equatorial mounted reflector telescope
at Siding Spring Observatory, Australia, built in 1974.
Among its instruments:
- AAOmega - dual beam spectrograph.
- HERMES, being used in GALAH.
- IRIS2 - Wide-field spectrograph.
- KOALA - integral field unit (IFU) for AAOmega.
- SAMI - multiple IFU for AAOmega.
- 2dF - Two Degree Field facility: robot fiber positioner for AAOmega and HERMES.
- Veloce - high resolution (R=80000) echelle spectrograph.
- UCLES - University College London Echelle Spectrograph.
2dF was commissioned in the mid 1990s, incorporating its own two
spectrographs, plus a robot to position 392 fibers (for 392 targets)
for either spectrograph while the other one was observing, imaging
a circular 2°-diameter region of the of the celestial sphere
covering more than 3 square degrees. Around 2006, the two
spectrographs were replaced by the more advanced AAOmega.
Hawaii K-band Galaxy Survey
2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dFGRS)
2dF-SDSS LRG and QSO survey (2SLAQ)