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Keck Observatory

(Keck)
(observatory in Hawaii with two 10-meter reflectors)

Keck Observatory is near summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 4,145 m (13,600 ft) elevation. Has two 10 meter adaptive optics reflector telescopes (2nd largest in the world in 2012). The two can operate as a interferometer (known as the Keck Interferometer or KI), with a baseline of 85 meters.

Named for W.M. Keck whose foundation funded it.

Instruments include:

Keck Planet Imager and Characterizer is a proposed instrument to enhance the capabilities of the infrared instruments imaging exoplanets.


(telescope,reflector,interferometer,visible light,infrared,ground,Hawaii,optical interferometer)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._M._Keck_Observatory
http://www.keckobservatory.org/

Referenced by:
AEGIS
angular resolution
adaptive optics (AO)
Large Altazimuth Telescope (BTA-6)
methane (CH4)
DEEP2
interferometry
Keck Planet Finder (KPF)
Keck Planet Imager and Characterizer (KPIC)
Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
Nasmyth telescope
observatory
optical interferometer
Overwhelmingly Large Telescope (OWL)
PALMS
Ritchey-Chrétien telescope (RCT)
reflector telescope
segmented mirror

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