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13 December 2020 The Magellan Infrared Multiobject Spectrograph project
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The Magellan Infrared Multi-object Spectrograph (MIRMOS) is a near-infrared (NIR) multi-object spectrograph (MOS) and integral field unit (IFU) to be deployed at the Magellan 6.5-meter telescopes at Las Campanas Observatory. MIRMOS is designed to address frontier scientific questions in extragalactic, cosmological, and exoplanetary science. These scientific questions led us to spectrograph with an instantaneous wavelength range from 0.89-2.4 µm with a spectral resolution < 3, 700. The spectrograph is fed by a front end that switches between a robotic mechanical slit mask capable of deploying nearly 90 slits over a 13' x 3' field, or by an image slicer IFU with a wide field of 26" × 20". MIRMOS is currently under design at the Carnegie Observatories.
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Nicholas P. Konidaris II, Gwen C. Rudie, Andrew B. Newman, Tyson S. Hare, Jason E. Williams, Alicia E. Lanz, Daniel D. Kelson, and Jeffrey Crane "The Magellan Infrared Multiobject Spectrograph project", Proc. SPIE 11447, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, 114471E (13 December 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2561171
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