United Kingdom Infrared Telescope

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A 3.8-m infrared telescope opened in 1979 at an altitude of 4194 m at the Mauna Kea Observatories, Hawaii, owned by the UK and operated by the Joint Astronomy Centre in Hawaii. It observes in the 1–30 μm near-infrared band. UKIRT was the first large instrument to use a thin mirror to achieve a lightweight and compact design.

http://www.jach.hawaii.edu/UKIRT/ Official telescope website.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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