4MOST: Project overview and information for the First Call for Proposals

  title={4MOST: Project overview and information for the First Call for Proposals},
  author={Roelof de Jong and Oscar Agertz and Alex Agudo Berbel and James Aird and D. A. Alexander and Anish M. Amarsi and Friedrich Anders and Ren{\'e} Andrae and Behzad Ansarinejad and Wolfgang R. Ansorge and P. Antilogus and H. Anwand-Heerwart and Anke Arentsen and Anna Arnadottir and Martin Asplund and Matthew W. Auger and Nicolas Azais and Dietrich Baade and Gabriella Baker and Sufyan Baker and Eduardo Balbinot and Ivan K Baldry and Manda Banerji and Sam Barden and Paul S. Barklem and E. Barth'el'emy-Mazot and Chiara Battistini and Svend M. Bauer and Cameron P. M. Bell and Olga Bellido-Tirado and Sabine Bellstedt and Vasily A Belokurov and Thomas Bensby and Maria Bergemann and Joachim M. Bestenlehner and Richard M Bielby and Maciej Bilicki and Cullen H. Blake and J. Bland-hawthorn and Corrado Boeche and Wilfried Boland and Th. Boller and S{\'e}bastien Bongard and Angelo Bongiorno and Piercarlo Bonifacio and Didier Boudon and D. Brooks and M.J.I. Brown and Roger Brown and Marcus Bruggen and Joar G. Brynnel and Jurek Brzeski and Thomas Buchert and Peter Buschkamp and E. Caffau and Patrick Caillier and Jonathan E. Carrick and Luca Casagrande and Scott Case and Andrew R. Casey and Isabella Cesarini and Gabriele Cescutti and Diane Chapuis and Cristina Chiappini and Michael J. Childress and Norbert Christlieb and Ross P Church and Maria-Rosa L. Cioni and Michelle E. Cluver and Matthew Colless and Thomas E. Collett and Johan Comparat and A. Cooper and Warrick J. Couch and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Courbin and Scott M. Croom and Darren J. Croton and E. Daguis'e and Gavin B. Dalton and Luke J M Davies and Tamara M. Davis and Patrick de Laverny and Alis J. Deason and Frank Dionies and Karen Disseau and Peter Doel and Daniel Doscher and Simon Driver and T Dwelly and Dominique Eckert and Alastair Edge and Bengt Edvardsson and Dalal El Youssoufi and A. W. Elhaddad and Harry Enke and Ghazaleh Erfanianfar and Tony J. Farrell and Thomas Fechner and Carmen Feiz and Sofia Feltzing and Ignacio Ferreras and D. Feuerstein and Diane K Feuillet and Alexis Finoguenov and D. Ford and Sotiria Fotopoulou and Morgan Fouesneau and Carlos S. Frenk and Simon Frey and Wolfgang Gaessler and Stephan Geier and Nicola Pietro Gentile Fusillo and Ortwin Gerhard and T. Giannantonio and Domenico Giannone and Brad K. Gibson and Peter R. Gillingham and Carlos Gonz'alez-Fern'andez and E. Gonzalez-Solares and Stefan Gottloeber and A. Gould and E. K. Grebel and Alain Gueguen and G. Guiglion and Martin G. Haehnelt and T. Hahn and C. J. Hansen and Henrik Hartman and Katja Hauptner and Keith Hawkins and Dionne M. Haynes and Roger Haynes and Ulrike Heiter and Amina Helmi and Carlos Aguayo and Paul C. Hewett and Samuel R. Hinton and David Hobbs and Sebastian F. Hoenig and D. J. Hofman and Isobel M. Hook and Joshua Hopgood and Andrew M. Hopkins and A. P. Hourihane and Louise M. Howes and Cullan Howlett and Thierry Huet and Michael J. Irwin and Olaf Iwert and Pascale Jablonka and Tomas Jahn and Knud Jahnke and A. Tanskanen Jarno and S. Jin and Paula Jofr{\'e} and Diana Johl and D. Heath Jones and Hans Jonsson and Cathy Jordan and Iva Karovicova and Arman Khalatyan and Andreas Kelz and Robert C. Kennicutt and D. King and Francisco-Shu Kitaura and Jochen Klar and Urs Klauser and Jean-Paul Kneib and Andreas Koch and Sergey E. Koposov and Georges Kordopatis and Andreas Korn and Johan Kosmalski and Rubina Kotak and Mikhail Kovalev and Kathryn Kreckel and Yevgen Kripak and Mirko Krumpe and Konrad Kuijken and Andrea Kunder and I. Kushniruk and Man I. Lam and Georg Lamer and Florence Laurent and Jonathan S. Lawrence and Michael Lehmitz and Bertrand Lemasle and J. R. Lewis and B. Li and Christopher E. Lidman and Karin Lind and Jochen Liske and Jean Louis Lizon and John S. Loveday and Hans-G. Ludwig and Richard M. McDermid and Kate Maguire and Vincenzo Mainieri and Slavko Mali and Holger Mandel and Kaisey S. Mandel and L. Mannering and Sarah L. Martell and David Mart{\'i}nez Delgado and Gal Matijevi{\vc} and Helen Mcgregor and Richard G. McMahon and Paul J McMillan and Olga Mena and A. Merloni and Martin Meyer and Christine Michel and Genoveva Micheva and J. E. Migniau and Ivan Minchev and Giacomo Monari and Rolf Muller and David N. A. Murphy and Daniel Muthukrishna and K. Nandra and Ram{\'o}n Navarro and Melissa K. Ness and Vijay Nichani and Robert Nichol and Harald E. Nicklas and Florian Niederhofer and P. Norberg and Danail Obreschkow and Stanley Oliver and Matt S. Owers and Naveen Pai and S. Pankratow and David Parkinson and Ian Robert Parry and Jens Paschke and Rob Paterson and Arlette P{\'e}contal and Daniel Phillips and Annalisa Pillepich and L. Pinard and Jean-François Pirard and Nikolai Piskunov and Vernon G. Plank and D. Pluschke and Estelle Pons and P. Popesso and Chris Power and Johan Pragt and Alexander Pramskiy and D. Pryer and Marco Quattri and Anna B{\'a}rbara de Andrade Queiroz and Andreas Quirrenbach and Swara Rahurkar and Anand Raichoor and Stefan Ramstedt and Arne Rau and Alejandra Recio-Blanco and Roland Reiss and François Renaud and Yves Revaz and Petra Rhode and Johan Richard and A. D. Richter and Hans-Walter Rix and Aaron S. G. Robotham and R. F. B. Roelfsema and Martino Romaniello and David Rosario and F. Rothmaier and Boudewijn F. Roukema and Gregory R. Ruchti and Gero Rupprecht and Jan Rybizki and Nils Ryde and Ahti Saar and Elizabeth Sadler and Martin Sahl'en and Mara Salvato and Beno{\^i}t Sassolas and Will Saunders and Allar Saviauk and Luca Sbordone and Thomas Schmidt and Olivier Schnurr and R. Scholz and Axel Schwope and Walter Seifert and Tom Shanks and Andrew I. Sheinis and Tihomir G. Sivov and 'A. Sk'ulad'ottir and Steven J. Smartt and Scott Smedley and G. Smith and R{\'o}n{\'a}n Smith and Jenny G. Sorce and Lee R. Spitler and Else Starkenburg and Matthias Steinmetz and Ingo Stilz and Jesper Storm and M. Sullivan and William J. Sutherland and E. Swann and Am'elie Tamone and Edward Taylor and Julien Teillon and Elmo Tempel and Rik ter Horst and W. F. Thi and Eline Tolstoy and Scott C. Trager and G. Traven and P.-E. Tremblay and Laurence Tresse and Marica Valentini and Rien van de Weygaert and M. van den Ancker and Jovan Veljanoski and Sudharshan Venkatesan and Lukas Wagner and Karl Wagner and C. Jakob Walcher and Lew G. Waller and Nicholas A. Walton and Lijia Wang and Roland G. Winkler and Lutz Wisotzki and C. C. Worley and G{\'a}bor Worseck and M. Xiang and W. Xu and D Yong and C. Zhao and J. Zheng and Florian Zscheyge and Daniel B. Zucker},
  journal={The Messenger},
We introduce the 4-metre Multi-Object Spectroscopic Telescope (4MOST), a new high-multiplex, wide-field spectroscopic survey facility under development for the four-metre-class Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) at Paranal. Its key specifications are: a large field of view (FoV) of 4.2 square degrees and a high multiplex capability, with 1624 fibres feeding two low-resolution spectrographs ($R = \lambda/\Delta\lambda \sim 6500$), and 812 fibres transferring light to the… Expand
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