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24 July 2008 Instrumentation at the Magellan Telescopes 2008
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The Carnegie Institution operates the twin 6.5m Magellan Telescopes on behalf of the Magellan consortium (Carnegie Institution of Washington, Harvard University, the University of Arizona, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Michigan). The two telescopes have been in routine operations at the Las Campanas Observatory since 2001 and 2002 respectively. We currently operate with a suite of instruments available at 6 active ports during regular night-time science operations. Here, we briefly describe the capabilities, operation, and performance of the suite of commissioned instruments including MagIC, PANIC, MIKE, MIKE-Fibers, LDSS3, IMACS, and MagE. Beyond the instruments that are presently installed on site, we will also introduce the large number of instruments that are in advanced stages of construction by teams throughout our consortium (FIRE, Four-Star, MegaCam, MMIRS, PFS, PISCO, MIRAC4).
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David J. Osip, David Floyd, and Ricardo Covarrubias "Instrumentation at the Magellan Telescopes 2008", Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70140A (24 July 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790011
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