4MOST: 4m Multi Object Spectroscopic Telescope

  • Éric DepagneEmail author
  • The 4MOST Consortium
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 39)


4MOST (4m Multi Object Spectroscopic Telescope) is a spectroscopic facility that will be installed on ESO’s VISTA around 2020. The science rationale of this facility are to be found in the ASTRONET Science Vision for European Astronomy (de Zeeuw & Molster, (eds) A Science Vision for European Astronomy, Astronet 2007. ISBN 978-3-923524-62-4). Specifically fundamental contribution can be made to the Extreme Universe (Dark Energy & Dark Matter, Black holes), Galaxy Formation & Evolution, and the Origin of Stars science cases in the ASTRONET Science Vision. The unique capabilities of the 4MOST facility are due to by its large field-of-view, high multiplex, its broad optical spectral wavelength coverage


Dark Matter Facility Simulator Conceptual Design Phase Star Science Astronomical Community 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leibniz-Inisitut für Astrophysik PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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