United Kingdom Infrared Telescope

Location

100 - Maunakea Observatories

Rating ( vote)

UKIRT Observatory continues in productive operations under new management by the University of Arizona, University of Hawaii, and Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center. Current operational support comes from the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office. The UK continues to provide support for data pipeline and archiving. UKIRT offers two unique capabilities: the only Wide-Field Near-IR camera in the Northern Hemisphere and the mid-IR imaging and spectroscopy of Michelle. It also has an extremely capable 1-5 micron spectrograph with IFU and spectropolarimetry, UIST, as well as continuous near-IR imaging access for time domain. The current UKIRT partner institutions welcome additional short-term operations partners. The unique capabilities and flexible queue scheduling offer an attractive opportunity for investigator teams or institutions interested in IR surveying and spectroscopic follow-up.