A unique instrument for the biggest telescope

Both HMM and HDM modes use microlenses and fibres to transmit light to the spectrographs, the principle being to make a pupil image on the fibre cores. Microlenses and fibres are directly on the tile in the focal plate for HMM, while they are offset from the focal plate, after an optical relay including a deformable mirror for HDM. In the case of HDM, the microlens surface is conjugated to the image of the sky, and acts as a high-definition sampler.


Injection fibre concept

Who are we? Infos on the MOSAIC consortium.


Scientific goals and milestones: why MOSAIC?


How do we get there? All the technology behind MOSAIC.


What performance can we expect from MOSAIC?


How will MOSAIC fit in the instrumental landscape?