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Subaru Telescope

(8.2 meter telescope in Hawaii)

Subaru Telescope is an 8 meter reflector telescope of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, in Hawaii on Mauna Kea. It opened in 1998, having the world's largest monolithic mirror until surpassed in 2005. Instruments:

SCExAO includes speckle suppression, aiming to be able to image extra-solar planets.

Suprime-Cam was decommissioned in 2017, replaced by HCS, an enhanced imaging camera with 870 million pixels and a 1.5° field of view.

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, that image the same slit plane simultaneously.

(telescope,reflector,visible light,infrared,ground,Hawaii)

Referenced by:
angular resolution
extreme adaptive optics (ExAO)
Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
monolithic mirror
multi-object spectrograph
Nasmyth telescope
prime focus
protoplanetary disk (PPD)
Ritchey-Chrétien telescope (RCT)
reflector telescope
Subaru Deep Field (SDF)
segmented mirror
Subaru XMM-Newton Deep Survey (SXDS)
Wide-field Multi-object Spectrograph (WFMOS)