The 6.5 meter MMT's f/5 wide-field optics and instruments

D. Fabricant, R. Fata, B. McLeod, A. Szentgyorgyi, J. Barberis, H. Bergner, W. Brown, N. Caldwell, M. Conroy, R. Eng, H. Epps, G. Furesz, T. Gauron, J. Geary, R. Goddard, L. Hartmann, E. Hertz, M. Honsa, M. Mueller, T. NortonM. Ordway, J. Roll, George G Williams, D. Freedman-Woods, J. Zajac

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Abstract

In 2003, the converted MMT's wide-field f/5 focus was commissioned. A 1. 7-m diameter secondary and a large refractive corrector offer a 1° diameter field of view for spectroscopy and a 0.5° diameter field of view for imaging. Stellar images during excellent seeing are smaller than 0.5″ FWHM across the spectroscopic field of view, and smaller than 0.4″ across the imaging field of view. Three wide-field f/5 instruments are now in routine operation: Hectospec (an R∼1000 optical spectrograph fed by 300 robotically-positioned optical fibers), Hectochelle (an R∼40,000 optical spectrograph fed by the same fibers), and Megacam (a 340 megapixel, 36 CCD optical imager covering a 25′ by 25′ format).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsA.F.M. Moorwood, M. Iye
Pages767-778
Number of pages12
Volume5492
EditionPART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventGround-based Instrumentation for Astronomy - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 21 2004Jun 25 2004

Other

OtherGround-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period6/21/046/25/04

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Keywords

  • Ccd mosaic
  • Imagers
  • Optical design
  • Spectrographs
  • Telescopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Fabricant, D., Fata, R., McLeod, B., Szentgyorgyi, A., Barberis, J., Bergner, H., ... Zajac, J. (2004). The 6.5 meter MMT's f/5 wide-field optics and instruments. In A. F. M. Moorwood, & M. Iye (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (PART 2 ed., Vol. 5492, pp. 767-778) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551729

The 6.5 meter MMT's f/5 wide-field optics and instruments. / Fabricant, D.; Fata, R.; McLeod, B.; Szentgyorgyi, A.; Barberis, J.; Bergner, H.; Brown, W.; Caldwell, N.; Conroy, M.; Eng, R.; Epps, H.; Furesz, G.; Gauron, T.; Geary, J.; Goddard, R.; Hartmann, L.; Hertz, E.; Honsa, M.; Mueller, M.; Norton, T.; Ordway, M.; Roll, J.; Williams, George G; Freedman-Woods, D.; Zajac, J.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / A.F.M. Moorwood; M. Iye. Vol. 5492 PART 2. ed. 2004. p. 767-778.

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

Fabricant, D, Fata, R, McLeod, B, Szentgyorgyi, A, Barberis, J, Bergner, H, Brown, W, Caldwell, N, Conroy, M, Eng, R, Epps, H, Furesz, G, Gauron, T, Geary, J, Goddard, R, Hartmann, L, Hertz, E, Honsa, M, Mueller, M, Norton, T, Ordway, M, Roll, J, Williams, GG, Freedman-Woods, D & Zajac, J 2004, The 6.5 meter MMT's f/5 wide-field optics and instruments. in AFM Moorwood & M Iye (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. PART 2 edn, vol. 5492, pp. 767-778, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 6/21/04. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551729
Fabricant D, Fata R, McLeod B, Szentgyorgyi A, Barberis J, Bergner H et al. The 6.5 meter MMT's f/5 wide-field optics and instruments. In Moorwood AFM, Iye M, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. PART 2 ed. Vol. 5492. 2004. p. 767-778 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551729
Fabricant, D. ; Fata, R. ; McLeod, B. ; Szentgyorgyi, A. ; Barberis, J. ; Bergner, H. ; Brown, W. ; Caldwell, N. ; Conroy, M. ; Eng, R. ; Epps, H. ; Furesz, G. ; Gauron, T. ; Geary, J. ; Goddard, R. ; Hartmann, L. ; Hertz, E. ; Honsa, M. ; Mueller, M. ; Norton, T. ; Ordway, M. ; Roll, J. ; Williams, George G ; Freedman-Woods, D. ; Zajac, J. / The 6.5 meter MMT's f/5 wide-field optics and instruments. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / A.F.M. Moorwood ; M. Iye. Vol. 5492 PART 2. ed. 2004. pp. 767-778
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