Archive for f/9 Instrumentation

Instrument Status 2010B

A short summary of the status of each MMT instrument is given below. If you would like any further information regarding any of the instrumentation please contact Morag Hastie (mhastie@mmto).

  • RED CHANNEL: Available. New detector. Contact Grant Williams @MMTO for support.
  • BLUE CHANNEL: Available. Contact Grant Williams @MMTO for support.
  • MMIRS: Unavailable. At Magellan
  • Hectos: Available. Contact Dan Fabricant @CfA for Hectospec and Andy Szentgyorgyi @CfA for Hectochelle.
  • Megacam: Unavailable. At Magellan
  • SWIRC: Available. Contact Warren Brown @CfA
  • ARIES: Available. Contact Don McCarthy @SO
  • CLIO: Available. Recently added ice band (3.1 um) filter and R = 100 prism mode. Contact Phil Hinz @SO
  • PISCES: Available. Contact Don McCarthy @SO
  • MIRAC-BLINC: Available. R = 100 grism mode recently commissioned. Contact Phil Hinz @SO
  • MAESTRO: Available. Shared Risk – contact J. Bechtold @SO
  • SPOL: Available. Please contact Paul Smith @SO
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The New Red Channel Detector

The installation and testing of a new detector for Red Channel has been completed by the UofA’s Imaging Technology Laboratory (ITL). The new device has 15-micron pixels and a format of 520 x 1032 pixels (spatial x dispersion). The read noise of the detector is 3.5 electrons. The measure QE for the detector is provided below. ITL’s web page ( http://uao.itl.arizona.edu) provides additional details and information.

The new Red Channel detector QE.

The new Red Channel detector QE.

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Instrument Status

A short summary of the status of each MMT instrument and any work that has been completed over the summer period is given below. If you would like any further information regarding any of the instrumentation please contact Morag Hastie (mhastie@mmto).

  • RED CHANNEL: Unavailable. Awaiting a new detector which should be completed in late Oct.
  • BLUE CHANNEL: Available.
  • MMIRS: Unavailable. Further commissioning work undertaken. Shipped to Magellan 09/09.
  • Hectos: Available. Annual maintenance of fibre positioner & fibre chain maintenance completed.
  • Megacam: Unavailable. Shipped to Magellan 08/09.
  • SWIRC: Available.
  • ARIES: Available.
  • CLIO: Available. Recently added ice band (3.1 um) filter and R = 100 prism mode.
  • PISCES: Available.
  • MIRAC-BLINC: Available. R = 100 grism mode recently commissioned.
  • MAESTRO: Available.
  • SPOL: Available.

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