Information for Binospec observers and instrument characteristics are described at Binospec detailed information for users.
Binospec exploits the wide field of view of the MMT with the f/5 secondary mirror by using dual identical but independent channels splitting the focal plane into two 8′ x 15′ FOV separated by 3′. Each channel has 3 gratings, up to 6 filters and a 4K E2V CCD (0.24″ pixel sampling). Longslit and multi-slit mask spectroscopy are available. The commissioning filters offer broadband Sloan g, r, i, z imaging.
For proposing to use Binospec and designing observations, see Binospec information for users. For information on the construction of Binospec, please see BINOSPEC SAO webpages or contact Dan Fabricant.