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United Kingdom Infrared Telescope

(Mauna Kea 3.8 meter infrared telescope)

The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) is a 3.8 meter infrared telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii owned by the United Kingdom Science and Technology Facilities Council. It went into service in 1979. Since 2014 it has been funded by NASA. Decommissioning is planned when the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is completed. Instruments:

Previous instruments:

Further reading:

Referenced by pages:
Hawaii K-band Galaxy Survey
Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
monolithic mirror
WFCAM Transit Survey (WTS)