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A Chemical Signature of First-Generation Very-Massive Stars

A Chemical Signature of First-Generation Very-Massive Stars

August 21, 2014

A team of astronomers has used the used the 8.2 m Subaru Telescope's High Dispersion Spectrograph to discover a low-mass star that provides observational evidence to support numerical simulations of the existence of very-massive stars among the first generation of stars formed after the Big Bang...

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Raven Soars Through First Light and Second Run

Raven Soars Through First Light and Second Run

August 26, 2014

Raven, the first Multi-Object Adaptive Optics science and technical demonstrator to be installed and tested on an 8 m class telescope, successfully saw first light at the Subaru Telescope on the nights of May 13 and 14, 2014; it completed its second run during the nights of August 9 and 10, 2014...

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October 25, 2013

Since the coolant leak onto the primary mirror in July, 2011, Subaru Telescope has taken a series of diligent steps to assure its full recovery. Recovery work has included meticulous inspection and cleaning of the affected areas. Follow-up efforts concluded during the summer of 2013, when the primary mirror was thoroughly cleaned, realuminized, and inspected. Given the significant impact of the leak, the telescope engineering and science operation divisions remain vigilant in ensuring the effective operation of the telescope and its instruments. Subaru Telescope continues to give special attention to the careful design, installation, and monitoring of its equipment.

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