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Advances in instrumentation at the W. M. Keck Observatory

Adkins, Sean M. and Armandroff, Taft E. and Johnson, James and Lewis, Hilton A. and Martin, Christopher and McLean, Ian S. and Wizinowich, Peter (2012) Advances in instrumentation at the W. M. Keck Observatory. In: Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV. Proceedings of SPIE. No.8446. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 844603. ISBN 9780819491473. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161019-140401818

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In this paper we describe both recently completed instrumentation projects and our current development efforts in terms of their role in the strategic plan, the key science areas they address, and their performance as measured or predicted. Projects reaching completion in 2012 include MOSFIRE, a near IR multi-object spectrograph, a laser guide star adaptive optics facility on the Keck I telescope, and an upgrade to the guide camera for the HIRES instrument on Keck I. Projects in development include a new seeing limited integral field spectrograph for the visible wavelength range called the Keck Cosmic Web Imager (KCWI), an upgrade to the telescope control systems on both Keck telescopes, a near-IR tip/tilt sensor for the Keck I adaptive optics system, and a new grating for the OSIRIS integral field spectrograph.


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Additional Information:© 2012 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The W. M. Keck Observatory is operated as a scientific partnership among the California Institute of Technology, the University of California, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Observatory was made possible by the generous financial support of the W. M. Keck Foundation. The Observatory would like to acknowledge Gordon and Betty Moore for their support of the MOSFIRE instrument. This material is based in part upon work supported by AURA through the National Science Foundation under AURA Cooperative Agreement AST-0132798, as amended. This material is based in part upon work supported by AURA through the National Science Foundation under Scientific Program Order No. 5 as issued for support of the Telescope System Instrumentation Program (TSIP), in accordance with Proposal No. AST-0335461 submitted by AURA. This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant and Cooperative agreement No. NNX08AH49A. Additional funding was provided by the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation and by contributors to Keck Observatory’s Exploring New Worlds campaign. This material is also based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement No. AST-0084699 and this material is also based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. AST-1007058. The OSIRIS grating upgrade project is funded in part by the Dunlap Institute, University of Toronto.
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
W. M. Keck FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
NSFAST-0132798
NSFAST-0335461
NASANNX08AH49A
William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill FoundationUNSPECIFIED
NSFAST-0084699
NSFAST-1007058
University of TorontoUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Optics, Infrared, Instrumentation, Integral Field, Multi-object, Spectroscopy, Telescope Control, Visible
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:8446
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Official Citation:Sean M. Adkins ; Taft E. Armandroff ; James Johnson ; Hilton A. Lewis ; Christopher Martin ; Ian S. McLean and Peter Wizinowich " Advances in instrumentation at the W. M. Keck Observatory ", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 844603 (September 24, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.926555; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.926555
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