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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

  • Robo-AO closes NIR NGS tip-tilt loop w/ Rayleigh LGS system using SAPHIRA-based camera through collaboration with U Hawaii (Sept 2, 2014)
  • Zwicky Transient Facility MSIP award work effort begins (Sept 1, 2014)
  • PALM-3000 "s8" wavefront sensing mode sees first light at Palomar Mountain (May 12, 2014)
  • 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)
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