14 July 2010 Advances in instrumentation at the W. M. Keck Observatory
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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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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 (14 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857823; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857823


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