OIR Resources

The OIR division operates and maintains a number of ground based telescopes for general CfA use. Data obtained on many of these telescopes are reduced for astronomers by the staff of the Telescope Data Center. In particular, data for MMT/Hectospec, MMT/Hectochelle, Magellan/Megacam, Magellan/MMIRS, 1.5m/FAST and 1.5m/TRES are reduced for observers. Contact tdchelp at cfa.harvard.edu for details.

Using the telescopes - The Telescope Allocation Committee (TAC)

  • Hectochelle A fiber fed multiobject echelle spectrograph at the MMT
  • Hectospec A moderate dispersion 300 fiber optical spectrograph at the MMT
  • SWIRC A near-IR (YJH band) imager at the MMT
  • MMTCam A small field optical imager at the MMT
  • Megacam A 36 CCD mosaic camera for the MMT and Magellan (currently at Magellan)
  • MMIRS A multi-slit IR spectrograph for the MMT and Magellan (currently at Magellan)
  • Binospec A multislit optical spectrograph under construction for the MMT
  • Other MMT instruments (MMT Spectrograph and U of Arizona PI instruments)
  • Magellan
  • Magellan I  = Baade :  IMACS, FIRE, FOURSTAR
  • Magellan II = Clay MEGACAM, MMIRS, LDSS3, MIKE, MagE , MagAO
  • FLWO Telescopes
  • FAST spectrograph
  • TRES a new fiber optic-fed echelle
  • 1.2m
  • KeplerCam CCD camera
  • PAIRITEL 1.3m
  • 2MASS JHKs IR Camera
  • OIR Computer Resources

    OIR computing resources for desktop use are described here

    Telescope Data Center (TDC)

    The SAO Telescope Data Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, supports the above optical telescopes operated by SAO and Harvard with the following services: