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Magellan 6.5m Telescopes

The Magellan Telescopes are a pair of optical telescopes, the Baade and Clay telescopes located at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. They are generally acknowledged to provide the best natural seeing of any ground-based optical/IR telescopes. The Magellan Telescopes are managed by a collaboration of universities from the United States - including the University of Arizona. Below are links to the optical and instrument specifications to assist observers.

 

Magellan 1 - Baade Specifications

Location Specifications

Longitude

-70.69239

Latitude

-29.01418

Elevation

8254 ft.

Telescope Specifications

Aperture

6.5 m

Focal Length  

8.128 m

Mount

Altitude/Azimuth

Additional Information on telescope & optical specifications

Instruments

IMACS

Inamori-Magellan Areal Camera & Spectrograph

FourStar

Four Star Infrared Camera

FIRE

Folded-port Infrared Echellette

Additional science information

 

Magellan 2 - Clay Specifications

Location Specifications

Longitude

-70.69239

Latitude

-29.01418

Elevation

8254 ft.

Telescope Specifications

Aperture

6.5 m

Focal Length  

8.128 m

Mount

Altitude/Azimuth

Additional Information on telescope & optical specifications

Instruments

MIKE

Magellan Inamori Kyocera Echelle Spectrograph

MagE

Magellan Echellette Spectrograph

LDSS-3

Low Dispersion Survey Spectrograph 3

PFS

Planet Finder Spectrograph

MagAO

Magellan AO System (visible and IR imaging)

M2FS

Fiber Spectrograph

Additional science information

 

The current weather forecast at Magellan.

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