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UKIRT is located on Mauna Kea on the island of Hawai’i. UKIRT is currently being funded by NASA and operated under a Scientific Cooperation Agreement among Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Arizona. Below are links to the optical and instrument specifications to assist observers.

 

UKIRT Specifications

Location Specifications

Longitude

-155d 28' 23."6±0."2

Latitude

+19d 49' 32."2±0."2

Elevation

4194±6.0 m

Telescope Specifications

Primary mirror diameter

3802.5±1.0 mm

Focal Length  

135256 ±87mm

Mount

English Yoke with Dec limit +60o 07’

Additional Information on telescope and optical specifications
Instruments

WFCAM*

Wide-Field Camera

Michelle

10-20µm imager and long-slit spectrograph

UIST

1-5µm Imager and Spectrograph

UFTI

UKIRT Fast-Track Imager  1-2.5µ

Additional Information

 

UKIRT Specifications

 

*Particularly useful links for observing preparation with WFCAM include the Observing Preparation and User Guide FAQs web pages.

 

Weather and webcams for Mauna Kea are found at Mauna Kea Weather.