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An unprocessed image of M57, the Ring Nebula in the constellation Lyra, from April 5, 2012. (Photo courtesy of Keck Obervatory)

First light of powerful new MOSFIRE instrument

MEDIA RELEASE Engineers and astronomers are celebrating the much anticipated first light of the MOSFIRE instrument, now installed on the Keck I telescope at W. M. Keck Observatory. MOSFIRE (Multi-Object Spectrometer For Infra-Red Exploration) will vastly increase the data gathering power of what is already the world’s most productive ground-based observatory. “This is a near-infrared […]

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