Astrophysics (index)

Keck Observatory

(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, being 85 meters (279 ft) apart.

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)

Referenced by:
Angular Resolution
Adaptive Optics (AO)
Large Altazimuth Telescope (BTA-6)
Methane (CH4)
Keck Planet Finder (KPF)
Keck Planet Imager And Characterizer (KPIC)
Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
Nasmyth Telescope
Overwhelmingly Large Telescope (OWL)
Ritchey-Chrétien Telescope (RCT)
Reflector Telescope
Segmented Mirror