Wide-Field Spectroscopy: Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Working Group of IAU Commission 9 on Wide-Field Imaging he by E. KontizasWide-Field Spectroscopy: Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Working Group of IAU Commission 9 on Wide-Field Imaging he by E. Kontizas

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E. KONTIZAS Astronomical Institute National Observatory of Athens P. O. Box 20048 Athens GR-1181O GREECE The international conference on "Wide-Field Spectroscopy" and its sub­ ject matter were agreed during the general assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in August 1994 by the Working Group of Com­ mision 9 "Wi de-Field Imaging". This meeting gave an opportunity to world experts on this subject to gather in Athens, in order to discuss the cur­ rent exploitation and the impending opportunities that exist in the area of multi-object spectroscopy, with particular emphasis on: 1. Astronomical instruments, data acquisition, processing and analysis techniques. 2. Astrophysical problems best tackled through wide-field, multi-object spectroscopy. The new fibre optic technology offers an important tool for the advancement of basic research and the development of industrial applications. Astronom­ ical spectroscopy is a field of astronomy which has contributed much to the advancement of fundamental physics. The spectra of hot stars have been used to determine the well-known Balmer formula for the wavelength of hydrogen lines, in the late 19th century. Since then, spectroscopy has made enormous progress in stellar atmosphere studies, in kinematics, and in the detection of high redshifts in the Universe. The traditional techniques of obtaining wide-field spectroscopic data are based on slitless spectroscopy (objective prism). Several observations, world wide, make use ofthese tech­ niques in order to obtain information on the spectral properties of objects in large areas of the sky.
Title:Wide-Field Spectroscopy: Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Working Group of IAU Commission 9…Format:PaperbackDimensions:405 pages, 24 × 16 × 0.07 inPublished:October 14, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface.; E. Kontizas. Conquering Ignorance: Data, Information and Knowledge; M. Kurtz. Part One: Instruments - Observatory Projects - Data Storing and Processing. Multi-Object Spectroscopy With Optical Fibres; I.R. Parry. Objective-Prisms on Schmidt Telescopes: Past Activity and Future Prospects; Q.A. Parker, M. Hartley. Flair on the UK Schmidt Telescope; Q.A. Parker. 2dF: The Two-Degree Field Facility on the AAT; R.D. Cannon. The Spectroscopic Survey of the SDSS; R.G. Kron. Spectroscopy with FORS; O. Stahl, et al. The VLT-Virmos Deep Redshift Survey; O. Le Fevre, et al. A Concept Design of the Positioner of the Optical Fibers of the Lamost; Li Qibin. The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopy Telescope (Lamost) Project; Y. Chu. The Gemini Multiobject Spectrographs; J.R. Allington-Smith, et al. Multi-Object Spectroscopy and Radio Surveys; J.V. Wall, C.A. Jackson. The Spectroscopic Plate Archives in the Wide-Field Plate Database; M.K. Tsvetkov, et al. Exploring Terabyte Archives in Astronomy; A.S. Szalay, R.J. Brunner. Automated Objective Prism Spectral Classification Using Neural Networks; F. Pasian, et al. Automatic Classification of Digitized Objective Prism Spectra; N. Christlieb, et al. The New Multifunctional Spectrograph at the Bosque Alegre Station; V. Afanasiev, et al. Multi-Object Spectrograph Taumok; M. Ball, R. Ziener. A Simple Automatic Method of Determining the Positions of Spectra on Objective-Prism Images; E. Bratsolis. DS3: Drift Scanning Survey Spectrograph; M. Gai, et al. A System for the Analysis of Objective Prism Data; F. Pasian, et al. Wide-Field Spectroscopy with 3.5 Degree Objective Prism and 50/70 cm Rozhen SchmidtTelescope; E.H. Semkov, A.S. Mutafov. Objective Prism Spectra Database of the 70cm Meniscus Telescope; M.G. Nikolashvili. Part Two: Our Galaxy and the Local Group. Wide Field Spectroscopy & The Structure of the Galaxy; J.E. Norris. Some Objectives of the Wide Field Spectroscopy in the Nearest Galaxies; Yu.N. Efremov. The Impact of Multi Object Spectroscopy on the Study of Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies Orbiting the MW; D. Hatzidimitriou. Stellar Systems in the Magellanic Clouds; M. Kontizas, E. Kontizas. B-Stars Towards the Galactic Center; P.J. Grosbol. Distribution of Carbon Stars in the LMC; A. Dapergolas, E. Kontizas, D.H. Morgan, M. Kontizas. Objective Prism Spectral Survey of A_P,M Stars; O.M. Kurtanidze, M.G. Nikolashvili. Deep Spectral Survey of Carbon Stars in the Near Infrared; O.M. Kurtanidze. Spectroscopic Parallaxes in Determining the Correction of Relative to Absolute Parallax; R.L. Smart, et al. Lithium in the Old Open Cluster M67: Constraints for the Cause of the Boesgaard Li Gap; C.P. Deliyannis, et al. Measuring Radial Velocities of Orion Association Members Using the UK Schmidt Flair; D.A. Howell, R.L. Smart. Spectral Metallicity in M33; M.I. Monteverde, et al. Slitless and multi-Slit Spectroscopy of Typical Objects in Nearby Galaxies; G. Muratorio, M. Azzopardi. Deep Survey for Carbon Stars in the Yellow-Red Spectral Region; M.G. Nikolashvili. A Sulphur Abundance Gradient in NGC300; L. Petersen, et al. Wide-Area Interference Spectroscopy of the Ionized Gas Surrounding the OCL-352 (IC-1805) Stellar Association; N.H. Solomos. A Kinematical and Chemical Probe of the Galaxy; C. Soubiran, et al. Multiwavelength Spectroscopy of the Late Type Star IRAS 18530 + 0817; V. Tsikoudi.