Current performance and on-going improvements of the 8.2 m Subaru Telescope

Masanori Iye, Hiroshi Karoji, Hiroyasu Ando, Norio Kaifu, Keiichi Kodaira, Kentaro Aoki, Wako Aoki, Yoshihiro Chikada, Yoshiyuki Doi, Noboru Ebizuka, Brian Elms, Gary Fujihara, Hisanori Furusawa, Tetsuharu Fuse, Wolfgang Gaessler, Sumiko Harasawa, Yutaka Hayano, Masahiko Hayashi, Saeko Hayashi, Shinichi IchikawaMasatoshi Imanishi, Catherine Ishida, Yukiko Kamata, Tomio Kanzawa, Nobunari Kashikawa, Koji Kawabata, Naoto Kobayashi, Yutaka Komiyama, George Kosugi, Tomio Kurakami, Michael Letawsky, Yoshitaka Mikami, Akihiko Miyashita, Satoshi Miyazaki, Yoshihiko Mizumoto, Junichi Morino, Kentaro Motohara, Koji Murakawa, Masao Nakagiri, Kyoko Nakamura, Hidehiko Nakaya, Kyoji Nariai, Tetsuo Nishimura, Kunio Noguchi, Takeshi Noguchi, Junichi Noumaru, Ryusuke Ogasawara, Norio Ohshima, Yoichi Ohyama, Kiichi Okita, Koji Omata, Masashi Otsubo, Shin Oya, Robert Potter, Yoshihiko Saito, Toshiyuki Sasaki, Shuji Sato, Dennis Scarla, Kiaina Schubert, Kazuhiro Sekiguchi, Maki Sekiguchi, Ian Shelton, Chris Simpson, Hiroshi Suto, Akito Tajitsu, Hideki Takami, Tadafumi Takata, Naruhisa Takato, Richard Tamae, Motohide Tamura, Wataru Tanaka, Hiroshi Terada, Yasuo Torii, Fumihiko Uraguchi, Tomonori Usuda, Mark Weber, Tom Winegar, Masafumi Yagi, Toru Yamada, Takuya Yamashita, Yasumasa Yamashita, Naoki Yasuda, Michitoshi Yoshida, Masami Yutani

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Abstract

An overview of the current status of the 8.2 m Subaru Telescope constructed and operated at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan is presented. The basic design concept and the verified performance of the telescope system are described. Also given are the status of the instrument package offered to the astronomical community, the status of operation, and some of the future plans. The status of the telescope reported in a number of SPIE papers as of the summer of 2002 are incorporated with some updates included as of 2004 February. However, readers are encouraged to check the most updated status of the telescope through the home page, http://subarutelescope.org/index. html, and/or the direct contact with the observatory staff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-397
Number of pages17
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Telescopes: instruments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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