FORS References

Technical Papers

  1. I. Appenzeller, G. Rupprecht: FORS, The Focal Reducer for the VLT; The Messenger March 1992 p. 18
  2. I. Appenzeller et al.: FORS: A Multi-Purpose Instrument for the ESO VLT in: ``ESO Conference on Progress in Telescope and Instrumentation Technologies'', ed. M.H. Ulrich, 1992, p. 577
  3. W. Mitsch et al.: Versatile multi object spectroscopy with FORS at the ESO Very Large Telescope in: ``Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII'', David L. Crawford, Eric R. Crain, Editors, Proc. SPIE 2198, 317-321 (1994)
  4. W. Seifert et al.: FORS - a workhorse instrument for the ESO VLT in: ``Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII'', David L. Crawford, Eric R. Crain, Editors, Proc. SPIE 2198, 213 (1994)
  5. H. Böhnhardt et al.: Design Benchmarks of the FORS Instrument for the ESO VLT in: ``Scientific and engineering frontiers for 8-10 m telescopes. Instrumentation for large telescopes in the 21st century'', eds. M. Iye and T. Nishimura, 1995, p. xx
  6. G. Rupprecht: FORS Status Report, ESO Messenger June 1995 p. 9
  7. S. Moehler et al.: The FORS Instrument for the ESO VLT in: ``Calibrating and understanding HST and ESO instruments'', ESO Conference and Workshop Proceedings No. 53, ed. P. Benvenuti, 1995, p. 149 (this paper deals mainly with test and calibration issues of the instrument)
  8. W. Seifert, W. Fürtig, H. Böhnhardt, H. Nicklas: Imaging and Spectroscopy with Focal Reducers in: ``3D Optical Spectroscopic Methods in Astronomy'', ASP Conference Series, Vol. 71, 1995, G. Comte, M. Marcelin eds, p. 18
  9. W. Fürtig, W. Seifert: A Set of Grisms for FORS in: ``3D Optical Spectroscopic Methods in Astronomy'', ASP Conference Series, Vol. 71, 1995, G. Comte, M. Marcelin eds, p. 27
  10. I. Appenzeller et al.: Spectroscopy of Faint Distant Objects with FORS in: ``The Early Universe with the VLT'', ESO Astrophysics Symposia proceedings, 1997, ed. J. Bergeron, p. 35
  11. H. Nicklas, W. Seifert, H. Böhnhardt, S. Kiesewetter-Köbinger, G. Rupprecht: Construction of the FORS Focal Reducer/Spectrographs: Status report and first test results, ``Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow'', A. Ardeberg (ed.), Proc. SPIE 2871, 1222 (1997)
  12. G. Avila, G. Rupprecht, J. Beckers: Atmospheric Dispersion Correction for the FORS Focal Reducers at the ESO VLT, ``Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow'', A. Ardeberg (ed.), Proc. SPIE 2871, 1135 (1997)
  13. O. Stahl, W. Seifert, W. Fürtig, H. Böhnhardt, S. Kiesewetter-Köbinger, A. Reeg, H. Nicklas: Spectroscopy with FORS, in: ``Wide-Field Spectroscopy'', E. Kontizas, M.Kontizas, D.H. Morgan and G. Vettolani eds, Proceedings of the 2nd conference of the Working Group of IAU Commission 9 on ``Wide-Field Imaging'' p. 49 (1997)
  14. H. Nicklas, et al., 1998: Image motion and flexure compensation of the FORS Spectrographs in: Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, SPIE Proc 3355
  15. T. Szeifert, et al., 1998: Testing FORS - The First Focal Reducer for The ESO VLT, in: Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, SPIE Proc 3355.
  16. F. Patat (2002): Photometric Solutions via one-step multilinear least squares fit
  17. F. Patat and M. Romaniello (2006): Error Analysis for Dual-Beam Optical Linear Polarimetry, in The Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 118, Issue 839, pp. 146-161 (2006)
  18. P. Lazorenko (2006): Astrometric precision of observations at VLT/FORS2, in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 449, Issue 3, April III 2006, pp.1271-1279 (2006)
  19. E. Landi Degl'Innocenti, S. Bagnulo, L. Fossati (2007): Polarimetric Standardization, in The Future of Photometric, Spectrophotometric and Polarimetric Standardization, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 999, 2007, C. Sterken, ed, p. XX
  20. L. Fossati, S. Bagnulo, E. Mason, E. Landi Degl'Innocenti (2007): Standard Stars for Linear Polarization Observed with FORS1, in The Future of Photometric, Spectrophotometric and Polarimetric Standardization, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 999, 2007, C. Sterken, ed, p. XX
  21. W. Freudling, M. Romaniello, F. Patat, P. Moller, E. Jehin, K. O'Brien (2007): Photometry with FORS at the ESO VLT, in The Future of Photometric, Spectrophotometric and Polarimetric Standardization, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 999, 2007, C. Sterken, ed, p. XX (astro-ph/0610705).
  22. Milvang-Jensen, B, et al. (2008): Spectroscopy of clusters in the ESO distant cluster survey (EDisCS).II.Redshifts, velocity dispersions, and substructure for clusters in thelast 15 fields, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 482, pp. 419-449- This contains a detailed description of the changing response of theVPH grisms away from the centre of the field,a s well as an interestingsection of sky subtraction for MXU observations.