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The MagE spectrograph
Author(s): J. L. Marshall; Scott Burles; Ian B. Thompson; Stephen A. Shectman; Bruce C. Bigelow; Gregory Burley; Christoph Birk; Jorge Estrada; Patricio Jones; Matthew Smith; Vince Kowal; Jerson Castillo; Robert Storts; Greg Ortiz
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Paper Abstract

The Magellan Echellette (MagE) spectrograph is a single-object optical echellette spectrograph for the Magellan Clay telescope. MagE has been designed to have high throughput in the blue; the peak throughput is 22% at 5600 Å including the telescope. The wavelength coverage includes the entire optical window (3100 Å - 1 μm). The spectral resolution for a 1" slit is R~4100. MagE is a very simple spectrograph with only four moving parts, prism cross-dispersion, and a vacuum Schmidt camera. The instrument saw first light in November 2007 and is now routinely taking science observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 701454 (11 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789972
Show Author Affiliations
J. L. Marshall, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Scott Burles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Ian B. Thompson, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Stephen A. Shectman, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Bruce C. Bigelow, UCO Lick Observatory, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Gregory Burley, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Christoph Birk, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Jorge Estrada, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Patricio Jones, Las Campanas Observatory (Chile)
Matthew Smith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Vince Kowal, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Jerson Castillo, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Robert Storts, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Greg Ortiz, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7014:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Ian S. McLean; Mark M. Casali, Editor(s)

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