): Commissioning took place at the MMT in fall 2017 and Binospec is now available. Binospec is a wide field optical spectrograph capable of MOS, single-slit, and imaging with the MMT’s f/5. The PI contact is Dan Fabricant
Information for Binospec observers and instrument characteristics are described at Binospec detailed information for users (hosted at MMTO) or Binospec preliminary information.
Binospec will exploit 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. Each channel has up to 4 gratings, 6 filters and a 4K E2V CCD (0.24″ pixel sampling). The commissioning filters will offer broadband Sloan g, r, i, z
For further information please see BINOSPEC webpages or contact Dan Fabricant.