(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.
- MOIRCS - Multi-object Infrared Camera and spectrograph.
- IRCS - Infrared Camera and Spectrograph.
- COMICS - Cooled Mid Infrared Camera and Spectrograph.
- FOCAS - Faint Object Camera and Spectrograph.
- HDS - High Dispersion Spectrograph.
- FMOS - Fiber Multi-object Spectrograph.
- HiCIAO - High-contrasts Coronagraphic Imager and Adaptive Optics.
- HCS - Hyper Suprime-Cam.
- SCExAO - Subaru Coronagraph with extreme adaptive optics.
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.
extreme adaptive optics (ExAO)
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
protoplanetary disk (PPD)
Ritchey-Chrétien telescope (RCT)
Subaru Deep Field (SDF)
Subaru XMM-Newton Deep Survey (SXDS)
Wide-field Multi-object Spectrograph (WFMOS)