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Magellan 1 - Baade Telescope - Instruments f/11

 

The Inamori Magellan Areal Camera and Spectrograph (IMACS) is a very versatile wide-field imager and multi-object spectrograph.

The 2015B IMACS mask submission deadline is still 6 weeks prior to your awarded observing time.  Early semester observers are requested to submit masks ASAP and every effort will be made to have masks installed for your run.

A wide field near-infrared camera undergoing commissioning at Baade NASE platform.

  • FIRE -    [Note: An engineering intervention is anticipated in the 2015B semester: 20-30 July]

The FIRE (Folded port InfraRed Echellette) spectrograph is a moderate resolution near-infrared echellette.

  • MagE - Specs   [Note: An engineering intervention is anticipated in the 2015B semester installing MagE at Baade in October]

The MagE (Magellan Echellette) Spectrograph is a moderate-resolution optical echellette.

 

 

    Magellan II - Clay Telescope - Instruments f/11

     

    The Magellan Inamori Kyocera Echelle (MIKE) is a high-throughput double echelle spectrograph.

    • MagE - Specs   [Note: An engineering intervention is anticipated in the 2015B semester removing MagE from Clay in August]

    The MagE (Magellan Echellette) Spectrograph is a moderate-resolution optical echellette.

     

    • LDSS3 - Specs    Note: detector upgraded to LDSS3-C [field reduced by ~100" in spatial dimension 57" and 40" on the left and right side respectively]

    The Low Dispersion Survey Spectrograph (LDSS-3) is a high efficiency, wide-field multislit spectrograph.

    The 2015B LDSS3 mask submission deadline is still 6 weeks prior to your awarded observing time.  Early semester observers are requested to submit masks ASAP and every effort will be made to have masks installed for your run.  

     

    Magellan II - Clay Telescope - Instruments f/5

     

    Megacam is a large mosaic CCD camera with a 24' x 24' field-of-view. The camera uses 36 2048 x 4608 pixel CCDs with a scale of 0.08"/pixel. Megacam is operated in campaign mode at the f/5 CASS focus.


    Magellan II - Clay Telescope - MagAO f/16

     

    • MagA0  2015B campaign 20 November - 20 December

    Magellan Adaptive Optics system  (VisAO and CLIO2 [still awaiting detector upgrade]). Continuing commissioning and science operations.


    Other Instruments:

    • PFS -       The Planet Finding Spectrograph is supported as a P.I. instrument that can be installed in place of MIKE at the Clay NASE platform.
    • M2FS - The Michigan/Magellan Fiber Spectrograph is a P.I. instrument that can be installed in the place of MIKE at the Clay NASE platform. (P.I. Mario Mateo)
    • PISCO - A simultaneous multi band visible imager is a P.I. instrument that can be installed in the place of MIKE at the Clay NASE platform. (P.I. Tony Stark)
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