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Advances in instrumentation at the W. M. Keck Observatory

Adkins, Sean M. and Armandroff, Taft E. and Lewis, Hilton and Martin, Chris and McLean, Ian S. and Rockosi, Constance and Wizinowich, Peter (2010) Advances in instrumentation at the W. M. Keck Observatory. In: Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7735. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 773502. ISBN 978-0-81948-225-9. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161101-070255232

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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.


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Additional Information:© 2010 SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering. 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 Scientific Program Order No. 5 as issued for support of the Telescope Systems 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. This material is also based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement No. AST-0084699.
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W. M. Keck FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)UNSPECIFIED
NSFAST-0335461
NASANNX08AH49A
NSFAST-0084699
Subject Keywords:Adaptive Optics, Instrumentation, Infrared, Multi-object, Spectroscopy, Visible
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Issue or Number:7735
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Official Citation:Sean M. Adkins ; Taft Armandroff ; Hilton Lewis ; Chris Martin ; Ian S. McLean ; Constance Rockosi ; Peter Wizinowich; Advances in instrumentation at the W. M. Keck Observatory. Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 773502 (July 14, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.857823.
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