11 July 2008 The MagE spectrograph
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The Magellan Echellette (MagE) spectrograph is a single-object optical echellette spectrograph for the Magellan Clay telescope. MagE has been designed to have high throughput in the blue; the peak throughput is 22% at 5600 Å including the telescope. The wavelength coverage includes the entire optical window (3100 Å - 1 μm). The spectral resolution for a 1" slit is R~4100. MagE is a very simple spectrograph with only four moving parts, prism cross-dispersion, and a vacuum Schmidt camera. The instrument saw first light in November 2007 and is now routinely taking science observations.
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J. L. Marshall, Scott Burles, Ian B. Thompson, Stephen A. Shectman, Bruce C. Bigelow, Gregory Burley, Christoph Birk, Jorge Estrada, Patricio Jones, Matthew Smith, Vince Kowal, Jerson Castillo, Robert Storts, Greg Ortiz, "The MagE spectrograph", Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 701454 (11 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789972; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789972
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