Keck Week Video #4: MOSFIRE: Early Results and Prospects – Dr. Charles Steidel

With first light in April, 2012, MOSFIRE is the latest, extremely powerful instrument in the Keck Observatory arsenal, allowing scientists to gather data on chemical makeup, distance and velocity (to name a few) on up to 46 cosmic objects at once. Dr. Charles Steidel from Caltech talks about MOSFIRE's early impact on science as recorded during the Keck Week Science Meeting.(Please be patient while video loads.)

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Keck 1 OSIRIS-LGS is scheduled with UH observers. Keck 2 NIRSPEC is scheduled for UCSD/UCD observers. Sun set 06:47:00pm rise 05:57:00am
We are setting up LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 for NASA/KECK observers, DEIMOS on Keck 2 for UCD observers. Sun set 06:48:00pm rise 05:56:00am
Happy Sunday! One of the clever scientists posted this as the description for their observing run here at Keck. pic.twitter.com/3iSlETZTFr
CIT observers will work with LRIS-ADC tonight. And UCI observers will work with DEIMOS. Sun set 06:49:00pm rise 05:56:00am
Observers from CIT will use LRIS-ADC on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, UCI observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 06:50:00pm rise 05:56:00am