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  • Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) mosaic imaging camera sees first light on the Samuel Oschin Telescope (December 13, 2008)
  • Oxford's SWIFT visible light integral field spectrograph sees first light with Palomar AO / Palomar LGS AO (October 12, 2008)
  • AMNH's P1640 IR speckle suppression integral field spectrocoronagraph sees first light with Palomar AO (July 8, 2008)

Older News Items

  • COO awarded $45K for Antarctic site testing research (June 14, 2008)
  • Four new seeing-limited instrument pre-concept studies for Keck given the go-ahead (May 12, 2008)
  • COO and JPL awarded $160K to study Non-linear Detector Effects in Weak Gravitational Lensing (February 14, 2008)
  • Palomar Adaptive Optics + Lucky Cam named one of TIME magazine's 50 Best Inventions of the Year in 2007:
    • Link to TIME article * Triplespec First Light - the Cornell-led, no moving parts, cross-dispersed echelle has successful first run on the 200" telescope (October 2, 2007)
  • Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) kicks off the development of MOSAIC, its wide-field imaging camera for the 48" Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar (October 1, 2007)
  • CAMERA, COO's low cost MEMs AO testbed locks loop in the Robinson Lab (August 15, 2007)
  • COO/JPL Palomar Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics achieves 48% K-band Strehl in superior seeing conditions at Palomar Mountain (July 29, 2007)
  • COO awarded $1.1M by National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program for development of the visible-light PALM-3000 AO system on the 5.1m Hale Telescope at Palomar Mountain (Sept 3, 2006)

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