Astronomical Images from Keck Observatory

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(all images are false-color and limited resolution)

5 Feb 1999
Keck AO First Light

This spectroscopic double has possibly been resolved optically

(confirmation needed)

Separation is 52 milli-arcsec as measured by KCam with adaptive optics corrections.
Parallax for Sao64240 is 7.8 mas.

Comparison of star imaged without, and with AO

(non-corrected image is on left)

(--More pics on Keck AO Page--)

NGC 1068

PXL Guide Camera image, field about 50x50 arcsec, pixel scale 0.1"/pixel


1 millisec exposure with our new PXL guide camera and new F/40 chopping secondary (2x2 binning, 0.2"/pixel)

Crab Nebula core region

This is the expanding gas shell remnant of the famous supernova observed by Chinese astronomers in 1054 AD

30sec LRIS+Hippo polarimeter image, radius 1.8 arcmin, by Ken Chambers (UH Institute for Astronomy), 30 Aug 1997

NGC891, Milky Way type galaxy at 11 megaparsecs (34 million light years)

Imaged with LRIS, low-resolution imaging spectrometer, R-band 150sec exposure, Dec 1994 by J.Cohen

Planetary Nebula FG-Sge

Imaged with our CCD guide camera (false color), on 10 June 96. Seeing was poor that night (~1 arcsec)

Planetary SNR Abell 79

Abell 79 Supernova remnant, imaged with the Keck 2 guide camera

Showing the LRIS spectroscopic slit (horizontal black line), and the gas shell as it expands about the source supernova (bright star below slit, near center left-right)

Einstein Ring

"Einstein Ring"- The image of a distant galaxy, gravitationally distorted into a "ring" by a massive object between the galaxy and the Earth

M74 (guider image)

M77 (guider image)


Abell 370, containing a gravitational lens

(5-minute LRIS image in V)

How's THIS for seeing??

MIRLIN mid-IR images

Neptune & Triton

NIRC 2.3um image

Taken 30 June 1998 by BGoodrich
Seeing was marginal at 0.6" (K)
Pixel size is 0.15 arcsec

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