Brian McLeod reports that the MMT and Magellan Infrared Spectrograph (MMIRS), has obtained imaging data, longslit spectra, and slit mask spectra at the MMT in Arizona. More information, including pictures and movies, at

MMIRS first slits

A multiobject spectrogram by MMIRS.

F/5 progress, April 2009

N2808 with Minicam at Magellan

Magellan telescope staff, with engineers from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and Harvard University, commissioned the f/5 Cassegrain focal plane on the Magellan Clay telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in April 2009. The above photo of a globular cluster (NGC 2808; colorized by Nelson Caldwell) was taken with the Minicam test imager in preparation for Megacam deployment later in 2009.

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