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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
Optical Interferometer
Overwhelmingly Large Telescope (OWL)
PALMS
Ritchey-Chrétien Telescope (RCT)
Reflector Telescope
Segmented Mirror

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