A multi-object camera for the Tautenburg Schmidt Telescope (134/200/400) was developed and constructed in cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie in Heidelberg and the Thüringer Landesstemwarte Tautenburg. The experience with the “Spaltspinne” for the 3.5 m Telescope of the Calar Alto Observatory (Pitz 1993) was the foundation of TAUMOK. The technical concept was given by Pitz et al. (1993).
Thirty six rods controlled by a processor can be moved in an area with a diameter of 16 cm. This area covers a field of 2.3° in the focal plane which is flattened by a plano-convex lens. Each of 34 rods carry two fibres with diameters of 100/µm with one fibre for the object and another for the background light. The fibres have a length of 7 m and their opposite faces form the entrance slit of a spectrograph. At present, reciprocal dispersions of 3.4, 10, 20 and 40 nm/mm can be realized. A CCD camera with a chip-size of 1152 × 770 pixels (pixel size 22.5/µm) is used as detector. Two of the 36 rods are equipped with image bundles for telescope guiding.