24 September 2012 Advances in instrumentation at the W. M. Keck Observatory
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
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.
© (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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); doi: 10.1117/12.926555; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926555
PROCEEDINGS
15 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
RELATED CONTENT

The Robo-AO automated intelligent queue system
Proceedings of SPIE (July 17 2014)
The new MMT
Proceedings of SPIE (September 27 2004)
Euclid ENIS spectrograph focal-plane design
Proceedings of SPIE (August 09 2010)
Kitt Peak National Observatory fiber actuator device
Proceedings of SPIE (June 30 1990)
Instrumentation at the Keck Observatory
Proceedings of SPIE (March 06 2003)

Back to Top