The ‘MMT and Magellan Infrared Spectrograph’

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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.