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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 (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. Instruments:

Some decommissioned instruments:

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.

(telescope,reflector,visible light,infrared,ground,Hawaii)
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Referenced by pages:
angular resolution
extreme adaptive optics (ExAO)
Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
monolithic mirror
multi-object spectrograph
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
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)
University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory (TAO)
Wide-field Multi-object Spectrograph (WFMOS)