4MOST Scientific Operations

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The 4MOST instrument is a multi-object spectrograph that will address Galactic and extragalactic science cases simultaneously by observing targets from a large number of different surveys within each science exposure. This parallel mode of operation and the survey nature of 4MOST require some distinct 4MOST- specific operational features within the overall operations model of ESO. The main feature is that the 4MOST Consortium will deliver, not only the instrument, but also contractual services to the user community, which is why 4MOST is also described as a facility. This white paper concentrates on information particularly useful to answering the forthcoming Call for Letters of Intent.


  • C.~J. Walcher
  • Manda Banerji
  • Chiara Battistini
  • C.~P.~M. Bell
  • Olga Bellido-Tirado
  • Joachim M. Bestenlehner
  • Thomas Boller
  • Joar Brynnel
  • A. R. Casey
  • Cristina Chiappini
  • N. Christlieb
  • M. -R.~L. Cioni
  • S. Croom
  • Johan Comparat
  • L.~J.~M. Davies
  • R. S. de Jong
  • Tom Dwelly
  • Harry Enke
  • M. Fouesneau
  • Dominic Ford
  • Steffen Frey
  • Eduaro Gonzalez-Solares
  • Alain Gueguen
  • M. Irwin
  • Joakim Klar
  • Georges Kordopatis
  • Andreas Korn
  • Mirko Krumpe
  • Iryna Kushniruk
  • M Lam
  • J. Lewis
  • Karin Lind
  • J. Liske
  • J. Loveday
  • Vincenzo Mainieri
  • S. Martell
  • Gal Matijevič
  • Richard McMahon
  • Andrea Merloni
  • D. Murphy
  • F. Niederhofer
  • P. Norberg
  • A. Pramskiy
  • M. Romaniello
  • A.~S.~G. Robotham
  • F. Rothmaier
  • Gregory Ruchti
  • Olivier Schnurr
  • Axel Schwope
  • S. Smedley
  • J. Sorce
  • E. Starkenburg
  • I. Stilz
  • Jesper Storm
  • E. Tempel
  • W. -F. Thi
  • M. Valentini
  • M. van den Ancker
  • N. Walton
  • R. Winkler
  • C. C. Worley
External organisations
  • University of Cambridge
  • Monash University
  • Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
  • Heidelberg University
  • Autonomous University of Madrid
  • Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
  • Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
  • Côte d'Azur Observatory
  • The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • Uppsala University
  • Stockholm University
  • European Southern Observatory
  • University of New South Wales
  • ETH Zürich
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-16
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar
Publication categoryResearch

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