Jim Elliot --- Project Director
Bill Mayer --- Budget and Accounting
Steve Kissel --- Electronic Specialist
Folkers Rojas --- Chief Engineer/ Designer/ Machinist
Matt Lockhart --- Software Specialist
Kenton Phillips --- Computer Specialist
The MagIC camera is a Magellan telescope instrument originally built by MIT and Harvard. The goal of this upgrade project was to upgrade the capabilities of the instrument by adding a fast frame-transfer E2V CCD to the MagIC dewar. The additional CCD adds high-speed photometry capability to MagIC so it can be used to record stellar occultations, extrasolar-planet transits, and other rapidly varying astronomical sources. After the upgrade, MagIC will be the only instrument on site capable of such measurements. The upgrade is a joint collaboration between the MIT Kavli Institute (MKI) and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS).
- Both CCD's Unvignetted
- f/11 telescope
- Filter 3.75" Square
- Limited to existing dewar space
- Non-Invasive design
- Time to make dewar modifications at MIT: three weeks
Design & Manufacture
Multiple CCD Holder
Exploded View of inside the dewar
For an e-Drawing of the whole instrument click here.
For an e-Drawing of the dewar camera only click here.