FIRE is alive!

FIRE mounted on Magellan's Baade Telescope

The Folded Port Infrared Echellette was successfully delivered and commissioned at the Magellan Telescopes at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. Led by MIT Asst. Professor Robert Simcoe and Adam Burgasser, with major contributions by postdoctoral researcher John Bochanski, FIRE is a single-object, near-infrared spectrograph capable of obtaining 0.9-2.5 μm spectroscopy of faint sources at resolutions of 300-10,000. First science results will be published later this year.

Learn more at the FIRE website and on a recent blog post.  You can even buy FIRE merchandise!.

April 2010

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One response to “FIRE is alive!

  1. Pingback: Clouds on a Young Planet: First Science Results with FIRE | The Brown Dwarf Blog

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