Instrumentation at the Magellan Telescopes 2008

David Osip, David Floyd, Ricardo Covarrubias

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The Carnegie Institution operates the twin 6.5m Magellan Telescopes on behalf of the Magellan consortium (Carnegie Institution of Washington, Harvard University, the University of Arizona, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Michigan). The two telescopes have been in routine operations at the Las Campanas Observatory since 2001 and 2002 respectively. We currently operate with a suite of instruments available at 6 active ports during regular night-time science operations. Here, we briefly describe the capabilities, operation, and performance of the suite of commissioned instruments including MagIC, PANIC, MIKE, MIKE-Fibers, LDSS3, IMACS, and MagE. Beyond the instruments that are presently installed on site, we will also introduce the large number of instruments that are in advanced stages of construction by teams throughout our consortium (FIRE, Four-Star, MegaCam, MMIRS, PFS, PISCO, MIRAC4).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
EditorsI S McLean, Mark M Casali
Place of PublicationUSA
Pages1 - 10
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy 2008 - Marseille, France
Duration: 23 Jun 200828 Jun 2008
Conference number: 2nd (Proceedings)


ConferenceGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy 2008
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