(3.9 m reflector telescope in Australia)
The Anglo-Australian Telescope is a 3.9 m
equatorial mounted reflector telescope
at Siding Spring Observatory, Australia, built in 1974.
Among its instruments:
- 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.
Referenced by pages:
Dark Energy Survey (DES)
Hawaii K-band Galaxy Survey
Siding Spring Observatory (SSO)
2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dFGRS)
2dF-SDSS LRG and QSO survey (2SLAQ)