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BINOSPEC


A Brief Description:
BINOSPEC (Shared risk): Commissioning is anticipated at the MMT in fall 2017, and a limited amount of shared risk time may be available in spring 2018, pending commissioning. Binospec is a wide field optical spectrograph capable of MOS, single-slit, and imaging with the MMT's f/5. The PI contact is Dan Fabricant.
The Fundamental Capabilities:

Please return for the capabilities post-commissioning.

Further Information:

Binospec will exploit the wide field of view of the MMT with the f/5 secondary mirror by using dual identical but independent channels splitting the focal plane into two 8' x 15' FOV. Each channel has up to 4 gratings, 6 filters and a 4K E2V CCD (0.24" pixel sampling). The commissioning filters will offer broadband Sloan g, r, i, z

Preliminary information for Binospec observers and instrument characteristics are described here.

For further information please see BINOSPEC webpages or contact Dan Fabricant.