Ground-based Instrumentation
 

Exciting astronomical discoveries have time and again been enabled by new technical capabilities. A team of instrument developers at the CfA build state-of-the-art instruments for the MMT, Magellan, and other observatories.

 

Project Links

Binospec
A multislit optical spectrograph under construction for the MMT

HARPS
A radial velocity spectrograph for planet searches

Hectochelle
A fiber fed multiobject echelle spectrograph at the MMT

Hectospec
A moderate dispersion 300 fiber optical spectrograph at the MMT

Megacam
A 36 CCD mosaic camera at the MMT

MIRSI
A mid-infrared spectrometer and imager at the IRTF

MMIRS
A multi-slit IR spectrograph under construction for the MMT and Magellan

SWIRC
A near-IR (YJH band) imager at the MMT

TRES
A fiber-fed radial velocity spectrograph for the FLWO 1.5 telescope

Wavefront Sensor
The f/5 wavefront sensor at the MMT

Widefield Corrector
The MMT's refractive wide-field corrector

 

People

Daniel Fabricant, Warren Brown, John Geary, Joseph Hora, Brian McLeod, Andrew Szentgyorgyi

 

SAO Widefield Infrared Camera (SWIRC) on the MMT. Learn more ...

 
 

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