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Advances in instrumentation at the W. M. Keck Observatory
Author(s): Sean M. Adkins; Taft Armandroff; Hilton Lewis; Chris Martin; Ian S. McLean; Constance Rockosi; Peter Wizinowich
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe both recently completed instrumentation projects and our current development efforts in the context of the Observatory's science driven strategic plan which seeks to address key questions in observational astronomy for extra-galactic, Galactic, and planetary science with both seeing limited capabilities and high angular resolution adaptive optics capabilities. This paper will review recently completed projects as well as new instruments in development including MOSFIRE, a near IR multi-object spectrograph nearing completion, a new seeing limited integral field spectrograph for the visible wavelength range called the Keck Cosmic Web Imager, and the Keck Next Generation Adaptive Optics facility and its first light science instrument DAVINCI.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2010
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 773502 (14 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857823
Show Author Affiliations
Sean M. Adkins, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Taft Armandroff, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Hilton Lewis, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Chris Martin, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Ian S. McLean, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Constance Rockosi, UCO/Lick Observatory, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Peter Wizinowich, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7735:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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