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Instrumentation for the Keck Observatory
Author(s): Ian S. McLean; Frederic H. Chaffee
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Paper Abstract

Current instrument sand future plans for new instrumentation for the Keck Observatory are reviewed. As is widely known, both 10-meter telescopes are in full operation and each has a significant complement of scientific instruments. Keck II has a working adaptive optics system and a similar module is under construction for Keck I in preparation for combining the beams in the Keck Interferometer. Recently, Keck II received two new instruments, ESI - which is a CCD-based faint-object spectrograph, and NIRSPEC, a cryogenic high- resolution near-IR spectrograph. The existing LRIS spectrograph is due to an upgrade to provide a blue- sensitive channel to complement the current red channel. DEIMOS, a multi-object spectrograph and NIRC2, a diffraction-limited IR camera are nearing completion. Future plans include detector upgrades, instruments for integral field and wide-field spectroscopy, interferometry and laser guide stars.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395404
Show Author Affiliations
Ian S. McLean, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Frederic H. Chaffee, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4008:
Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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