The MagE spectrograph

  title={The MagE spectrograph},
  author={Jennifer L. Marshall and Scott M. Burles and Ian B. Thompson and Stephen A. Shectman and Bruce C. Bigelow and Gregory S. Burley and Christoph Birk and Jorge Estrada and Patricio Jones and Matthew J. Smith and Vince Kowal and Jerson Castillo and Robert Storts and Greg Ortiz},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
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… 

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