The ‘MMT and Magellan Infrared Spectrograph’

Leave a Comment MMIRS is the next new instrument that will be arriving for commissioning at the MMT. The ‘MMT and Magellan InfraRed Spectrograph’ is a wide field near-IR imager and slit mask multi-object spectrograph being built by the team at the CfA led by Brian McLeod. It has two basic operational modes: IMAGING: 7′ x 7′ FOV 0.2″ pixels Y, J, H & K wavelength coverage SPECTROSCOPY: Multi-slit (4′ x 7′ FOV) or longslit (7′ length and 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.2, 1.8, 2.4″ widths) J, H, K @ R = 3000 JH & HK @ R = 1200 Current delivery/commissioning date is March 2009. For more information regarding MMIRS please contact Morag Hastie (mhastie ‘at’ mmto ‘dot’ org). MMIRS in the lab: MMIRS in the lab at the CPD in Cambridge undergoing thermal testing.