Instrumentation suite at the MMT Observatory

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Abstract

In the ten years since the converted 6.5m MMT was dedicated the observatory has built up an impressive suite of instrumentation to compliment the three interchangeable secondary mirrors. This review paper presents an up-to-date perspective on all the capabilities of our full range of instrumentation, highlighting newly commissioned instruments (the MMT and Magellan InfraRed Spectrograph (MMIRS), an infrared spectrograph) and new modes or upgrades for established instruments (such as; Red Channel, the MMT's workhorse spectrograph, Hectochelle, an optical fiber-fed, multi-object spectrograph and the AO instruments CLIO, a 5 micron camera and BLINC, a mid-infrared camera). The MMT's pioneering adaptive secondary mirror can be used with both natural guide stars (NGS) or with a Rayleigh laser guide star (LGS) system. The LGS has recently demonstrated wide-field partial compensation with ground layer adaptive optics and here we present progress to date. Finally, we report on the start of a project to investigate how the instrument suite has contributed to the science productivity the MMT over the last 10 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7735
EditionPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2010Jul 2 2010

Other

OtherGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/27/107/2/10

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Observatories
Observatory
Instrumentation
observatories
Infrared spectrographs
Stars
Laser Guide Star
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Spectrographs
laser guide stars
Mirror
Infrared
Cameras
Infrared Camera
Adaptive optics
Lasers
Wide-field
Mid-infrared
Adaptive Optics

Keywords

  • Instrumentation
  • LGS
  • MMT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Hastie, M., & Williams, G. G. (2010). Instrumentation suite at the MMT Observatory. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (PART 1 ed., Vol. 7735). [773507] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857331

Instrumentation suite at the MMT Observatory. / Hastie, M.; Williams, George G.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7735 PART 1. ed. 2010. 773507.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hastie, M & Williams, GG 2010, Instrumentation suite at the MMT Observatory. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. PART 1 edn, vol. 7735, 773507, Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, San Diego, CA, United States, 6/27/10. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857331
Hastie M, Williams GG. Instrumentation suite at the MMT Observatory. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. PART 1 ed. Vol. 7735. 2010. 773507 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857331
Hastie, M. ; Williams, George G. / Instrumentation suite at the MMT Observatory. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7735 PART 1. ed. 2010.
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