Magellan Mage


This file summarizes several instrument specific settings that are related to Magellan/Mage.

Short slits

There are several issues related to the very short slits of Magellan/Mage (34 pixels or 10” unbinned).

Find Objects

To have enough slit to ‘properly’ find objects, we restrict the find_trim_edge parameter, i.e.:

    find_trim_edge = 4, 4    # Slit is too short to trim 5,5 especially with 2x binning

For spatial binning, we recommend you to further reduce this by the binning factor.