(8.2 meter telescope in Hawaii)
Subaru Telescope is an 8 meter reflector telescope
of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ).
The telescope is located in Hawaii on Mauna Kea.
It began operation in 1998, having the world's largest
monolithic mirror until surpassed in 2005.
Some decommissioned instruments:
- FMOS - Fiber Multi-object Spectrograph.
- HiCIAO - High-contrasts Coronagraphic Imager and Adaptive Optics.
- CIAO - Coronagraphic Imager.
- Suprime-Cam - decommissioned in 2017, replaced by HCS.
- OHS/CISCO - OH-Airglow Suppressor/Cooled Infrared Spectrograph and Camera for OHS
In development is PFS (for Prime Focus Spectrograph),
designed for galaxies surveys for cosmology research.
It will collect visible light and near infrared,
using 2400 optical fibers to simultaneously observe multiple targets.
It has three arms, each covering a different band,
which image the same slit plane simultaneously.
Referenced by pages:
extreme adaptive optics (ExAO)
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
protoplanetary disk (PPD)
Ritchey-Chrétien telescope (RCT)
Subaru Deep Field (SDF)
Subaru XMM-Newton Deep Survey (SXDS)
Wide-field Multi-object Spectrograph (WFMOS)