The AAT's 2-Degree Field Project

K. Taylor, R.D. Cannon, Q.A. Parker
1998 Symposium - International astronomical union  
The "Two-degree Field" (2dF) project at the Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO) gives the 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) a field of view two degrees in diameter at the prime focus, equipped with 400 optical fibres for multi-object spectroscopy. The basic components of 2dF are the corrector lens optics, the robot which positions the fibres and a pair of spectrographs. All these are mounted on a new 'top end ring' so that the whole assembly can be easily put on and off the telescope. Here
more » ... e telescope. Here we will give an update on the status of 2dF, highlighting features which have changed or been developed since earlier reports.
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