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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 (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)

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
optical interferometer
Overwhelmingly Large Telescope (OWL)
Ritchey-Chrétien telescope (RCT)
reflector telescope
segmented mirror