It was built for the Japanese 8.3m Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawai’i, commissioned in 2008 and operational until 2016. FMOS provided the first measurements of large-scale structure in the Universe at high redshift.
RAL Space Involvement
Optical and thermal design of a large, fibre fed infrared spectrograph capable of rejecting the forest of bright night-sky emission lines. Integration and test of the cryogenic camera and detector system.
To design and construct a Prime Focus fibre fed IR spectrograph system
NOAJ, Kyoto University, University of Oxford, University of Durham, the Anglo Australian Observatory.