Introduction to Session on Multi-Object Spectrographs

  • Lloyd B. Robinson
Conference paper
Part of the Santa Cruz Summer Workshops in Astronomy and Astrophysics book series (SANTA CRUZ)


Spectroscopy has, over the years, developed as the leading technique by which we measure the characteristics of stars, galaxies, and other objects outside the solar system. Like other sciences faced with a large number of uncontrollable variables, astronomy is forced to rely on statistics drawn from many measurements of many objects, so that it may be necessary to record the spectra of hundreds or thousands of objects before a pattern is clear. Thus, the possibility of recording spectra from several objects at once is very attractive to the astronomer who is trying to gather the data using limited telescope time.


State Physics Optical Fiber Solar System Electronic Imaging Scientific Problem 
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