Astrophysics (index)

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

(3.6 meter optical/infrared telescope in Hawaii)

The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) is an Optical/Infrared Reflector Telescope near summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, at around 4100 m elevation operated by the National Research Council of Canada, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of France and the University of Hawaii. It became operational in 1979.

Instruments include:

  • MegaCam - 1deg x 1deg, 0.18 arcsecond pixels.
  • WIRCam "Wide-field Infrared Camera" - 20'x20', 0.3 arcsec pixels, Near Infrared.
  • ESPaDOnS - Spectroscope (Echelle SpectroPolarimetric Device for the Observation of Stars).
  • SITELLE - imaging Fourier Transform spectroscope.

Former instrument:

(telescope,reflector,visible light,infrared,interferometer,Hawaii,ground)

Referenced by:
Imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (IFTS)
Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
Monolithic Mirror
Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS)
Zeeman-Doppler Imaging (ZDI)