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Keck Observatory to Update Adaptive Optics on Keck II Telescope

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded funding to the W.M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii, for a significant enhancement of the performance of the adaptive optics (AO) system on the Keck II telescope. "The Keck telescopes were the first large telescopes to be equipped with AOs and subsequently laser guide stars,” said Peter Wizinowich, principal investigator and chief of technical development at the Keck Observatory. “All major astronomical telescopes now have laser guide star AO systems. Despite this competition, Keck Observatory's AO systems have remained...Read full article

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