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MagE Specs

Magellan Echellette Spectrograph

Telescope:

    • Clay folded port 2
    • Focal ratio: f/11

 

Wavelength Range:

    • 3100 Å to 1 micron

 

Resolving Power:

    •  R~4100 for a 1 arcsec slit 

 

Scale:

    • Effective focal ratio: f/1.4
    • 0.30 arcsec/pixel

 

Available Slit Sizes:

    • 0.5, 0.7, 0.85, 1.0, 1.2, 1.5, 2.0, 5.0 arcsec wide by 10 arcsec long

 

Detector:

    • E2V 42-20 CCD (1024 x 2048 x 13.5 micron pixels)

 

Gain and Readout Noise:

  

Read speed Read time (s) Gain (e-/DN) RMS noise (e-)

Slow

33

1.02

2.9

Fast

21

0.82

3.1

Turbo

14

1.53

4.2


Contacts:

    • Steve Shectman (obs.carnegiescience.edu)
    • Ian Thompson (obs.carnegiescience.edu)
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