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24 September 2012 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 terms of their role in the strategic plan, the key science areas they address, and their performance as measured or predicted. Projects reaching completion in 2012 include MOSFIRE, a near IR multi-object spectrograph, a laser guide star adaptive optics facility on the Keck I telescope, and an upgrade to the guide camera for the HIRES instrument on Keck I. Projects in development include a new seeing limited integral field spectrograph for the visible wavelength range called the Keck Cosmic Web Imager (KCWI), an upgrade to the telescope control systems on both Keck telescopes, a near-IR tip/tilt sensor for the Keck I adaptive optics system, and a new grating for the OSIRIS integral field spectrograph.
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Sean M. Adkins, Taft E. Armandroff, James Johnson, Hilton A. Lewis, Christopher Martin, Ian S. McLean, and Peter Wizinowich "Advances in instrumentation at the W. M. Keck Observatory", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 844603 (24 September 2012);


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