Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope


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Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope

(CFHT) A 3.6-meter telescope at the Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii, that began regular operations in 1980 and is used for optical and infrared studies, mainly by Canadian and French observers and the University of Hawaii. It has a Cer-Vit primary mirror with Cassegrain (f/8), coudé (f/20), and prime (f/3.8) foci, and an equatorial mounting.
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Rousseau-Nepton et al., "SITELLE: a wide-field imaging Fourier transform spectrometer for the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope," in 3rd Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, vol.
One set of maps comes from five years of observations made by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii.
Professionals have picked up on these methods and recently used them to discover the two farthest-ever supernovae, using multiple images from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope atop Mauna Kea.
RR245, roughly 435 miles across, was found using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Maunakea, Hawaii, as part of the ongoing Outer Solar System Origins Survey (OSSOS) and has one of the largest orbits of any dwarf planet.
While Persian astronomers were the first to catalogue the Andromeda Galaxy, only in the last five years that we have studied in exquisite detail the most distant suburbs of the Andromeda Galaxy via the Pan-Andromeda Archaeological Survey (PAndAS), undertaken with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and measured with the Keck Observatory, providing our first panoramic view of our closest large companion in the cosmos.
Martin and Riaz compared observations they made with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii in 2002 and 2009 with those recorded by Terebey and colleagues in 1997 using the Hubble telescope.
When SMART 1 struck Lacus Excellentiae, the 3.6-meter Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope atop Mauna Kea caught a brief pulse of near-infrared light bright enough to saturate the camera's detector.
The planet was discovered by researchers at the University of Montreal, who consulted with French colleagues and data from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope.
By repeatedly imaging 1-square-degree fields with the 3.6-meter Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, participants in the Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS) are on track to detect hundreds of Type Ia supernovae billions of light-years distant.
To measure the field, Claude Catala of the Observatory of Paris and his colleagues examined the polarization of light from the star using a device on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Hawaii's Manna Kea.
Krasnopolsky (Catholic University of America), used the 3.6-meter Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope to find methane.
Using images from the 340 megapixel MegaCam camera on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) from the summit of Mauna Kea, astronomers identified the massive cluster of young stars NGC 1980 to be a clearly separate entity from the main cluster i.e.

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