The (Unofficial) Lick/LLNL MOS Index Page
The Multi-Object Spectrograph (MOS) is one of the newer instruments
available on the Shane 3-m telescope at Lick Observatory on Mt.
Who built it
It was constructed as a joint project of
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.
Jean Brodie was Principal Investigator for the project.
The cast of characters involved deserve much more credit than is given
in this slash and burn writeup.
What it does
The MOS gathers light at the prime focus using approximately 60
optical fibers. Each of these fibers can be moved to various
locations about the focal plane in order to capture the images of
...and much, much more...
Other sources of Information
Operational information including a draft user manual.
Photos of the instrument in preparation for operation.
Software and specifications
This section is the motivation for all the rest.
Note that much of the content here is design-only and not
yet in use for the operational scenario. At any point
where old and new versions are discussed, it is the old one which
is currently relevant.
MOS Output Data Products
These are the results that are taken home by the observer
MOS Target Assignment Code
This code can be used to define fiber configurations before
and during an observing run.
Software model of the MOS
This documents the internal model of the MOS as used by the
fiber assignment code.
File formats for intercommunication
Various pieces of software communicate via these protocols
A User's Manual
There isn't one, yet.... Have a look at the
Steve Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(who is eagerly awaiting the day someone else takes over the hosting
of an official MOS home/index page)