Apr 082012
 
First Light of Powerful New MOSFIRE Instrument

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. First light with MOSFIRE, and unprocessed [continue reading]