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  • Caltech Optical Observatories' Optical/InfraRed (OIR) Instrumentation Group conceives, studies, designs, integrates, and commissions high-impact astronomical instrumentation for Caltech-accessible astronomical observatories including TMT, Keck, Subaru, Gemini, and Palomar. We also support space instrumentation development through partnerships with NASA, DoE, and international universities and space agencies.
    • The OIR group currently consists of 17 professional engineers and instrument scientists located on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, California.
    • The group is led by Dr. Richard Dekany, Associate Director, COO (626) 395-6798.

Latest News from COO

  • DARKNESS, an infrared MKIDS-based array camera, funded by NSF at UC Santa Barbara (B. Mazin, PI) for use with PALM-3000 (Aug 12, 2013)
  • Spectral Energy Distribution Machine PI Nick Konidaris announces SEDM First Light (Jun 25, 2013)
  • PALM-3000 "s32" wavefront sensing mode commissioned at Palomar Mountain (Jun 15, 2013)
  • Zwicky Transient Facility places initial order large-format CCD order (Nov 11, 2012)
  • TMAS sees First Light behind PALM-3000 (Sept 27, 2012)
  • P1640 and PALM-3000 begin high-contrast exoplanet survey (Jul 6, 2012)
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