MMIRS Infrared imager & spectrograph
Not available in 2015B
MMIRS is moving back to the MMT
These links reach a specific instrument. Use the link at the left
to reach the general Magellan instrument page.
Starting in the 2008B semester, we will experiment with
interventions for targets of opportunity (TOO). The
guidelines for Magellan
interventions describe the science goals and the responsibilities
for the PI and other Magellan observers.
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MMT instruments and other aspects of MMT observing.
You can access a complete list of instruments at the
Additional information on the f/5 instruments is available at the
Hectospec, Hectochelle, and MMT Cam are run in queue mode
The TAC welcomes target of opportunity proposals for the Hectospec and Hectochelle queues.
The single-object modes available with both instruments allow acquisition of TOO targets. Contact
Nelson Caldwell for details on this operation of Hectospec and Hectochelle.
The TAC also welcomes parallel proposals for the Hectospec and Hectochelle queues. Parallel
programs acquire observations with the unused fibers of the main program. Parallel observations
are completely transparent to the PIs of standard programs. The PI sets up fields in the normal
way. Once the PI submits the fields, the PI of the parallel program assigns targets to unused
fibers. Contact Nelson Caldwell for additional details on this operation of Hectospec and