The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST)

  title={The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST)},
  author={Su Yao and Xue-bing Wu and Yanli Ai and Jinyi Yang and Qian Yang and Xiaoyi Dong and Ravi Joshi and Feige Wang and Xiao-Tong Feng and Yuming Fu and Wen Hou and A-li Luo and Xiao Kong and Yuanqi Liu and Y.-H. Zhao and Y.-X. Zhang and H.-L. Yuan and Shiyin Shen},
  journal={Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  pages={1197 - 1242}

Innovations in science and technology with the LAMOST

The LAMOST (Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope) is a special reflecting Schmidt telescope with an effective aperture of 3.6–4.9 m, a focal length of 20 m and a field of view

Development of the Multi-channel Photometric Survey telescope

The Multi-channel Photometric Survey Telescope (Mephisto) is a wide-field ground based telescope with a 1.6m primary mirror and 2° field of view, proposed by Yunnan University and expected to be installed at Lijiang observatory before the end of 2021.

Fast, wide-field and distortion-free telescope with curved detectors for surveys at ultralow surface brightness.

We present the design of an all-reflective, bifolded Schmidt telescope aimed at surveys of extended astronomical objects with extremely low surface brightness. The design leads to a high image

Focal surface attitude detection for LAMOST

A focal plane attitude detection method using eight acquisition cameras is proposed based on the calibration requirements of the wide-field telescope, LAMOST, and shows that the detection accuracy of the proposed method can reach 30 arcsec.

Recommended optical system design for the SSST.

A feasible optic system design based on wide-field Cassegrain corrector configuration for the SSST of China is presented and can also provide a reference to the next generation of spectroscopic survey telescopes.

Research on reference fiber for closed-loop measurement of Spectral Survey Telescope

Through the test experiment on the reference fibers, it was finally verified that the reference fiber unit meets the accuracy requirements of closed-loop control.

Introduction on Chinese 12m optical/infrared telescope (LOT)

The concept design introduced here has been approved by Chinese astronomical community and Chinese Academy of Sciences, and submitted into the formal funding procedure of Chinese government, and proposed to be a general-purpose telescope including multi-foci.

Central velocity dispersion catalogue of LAMOST-DR7 galaxies

The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) is a major facility to carry out spectroscopic surveys for cosmology and galaxy evolution studies. The seventh data release of

Creating a large aspheric primary mirror using spherical segments

This study explored the possibility to mimic an aspheric hyperbolic primary mirror by making use of smaller spherical mirror segments and remarkably reduced the wave-front error and delivered a decent image quality over a large field of view.

Overview of the LAMOST survey in the first decade




Atmospheric dispersion corrector for the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope

The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) is the largest, wide field-of-view (FOV) telescope (with an aperture of 4 m), and it is equipped with the highest number

The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopy Telescope (Lamost)

In China, we will start to build a new spectroscopic survey telescope. It will be a meridian reflecting Schmidt telescope. The optical system is horizontal. The primary mirror is spherical and

Active Optics in LAMOST

Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) is one of the major national projects under construction in China. Active optics is one of the most important technologies for new

Calculations for the Pre-Calibration of LAMOST Active Optics

Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) is one of the major on-going national large scientific projects in China. Active optics is a key technology for the LAMOST with

LAMOST spectral survey — An overview

LAMOST (Large sky Area Multi-Object fiber Spectroscopic Telescope) is a Chinese national scientific research facility operated by National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Construction and commissioning of LAMOST low resolution spectrographs

There are 16 low resolution multi-objects fiber-fed spectrographs (LRS) for the LAMOST project. The spectrographs are of double-beam full Schmidt design by using volume phase holographic gratings.

Special configuration of a very large Schmidt telescope for extensive astronomical spectroscopic observation.

The celestial objects were observed for 1.5 h as they passed through the meridian and the shape of the reflecting Schmidt plate has to be changed with each different declination δ and in the tracking process.

The Vignetting Effect of a LAMOST-Type Schmidt Telescope

Optical vignetting of a Schmidt reflector is caused mainly by the spherical primary mirror not being big enough and by the effective light-collecting area of the corrector, which depends on the

Active Optics: I. A System for Optimizing the Optical Quality and Reducing the Costs of Large Telescopes

A system of ‘active optics’ control for the optical imagery of astronomical telescopes has been under development in the European Southern Observatory for about ten years. Its first application will