This discovery was made by James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
(JCMT) Transient Survey and the telescope is currently trained at eight galactic stellar nurseries to study variations in the brightness of forming stars.
* A similar turnabout seems to be in place for the 15-meter submillimeter-wave James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
in Hawaii, also placed on the chopping block in 2012.
* An image taken by SCUBA-2 The SCUBA-2 camera pioneered by scientists from Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy has been mounted on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
's dish, left
From this first large telescope on Mauna Kea island have sprung eight more, including the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
shared between Canada, Britain and the Netherlands for which NRC manages Canada's 25%.
Unless another organization takes over operations, the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) will shut down in September 2013, and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
will close the following year.
A related type of galaxy was first found in 1997 (but not well understood until 2003) using the 'SCUBA' camera attached to the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
on Hawaii, which detects radiation emitted at even longer sub-millimetre wavelengths.
The first hint that Vega's disk might contain clumps of dust surfaced 4 years ago, when astronomers observed the disk at submillimeter wavelengths using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
atop Mauna Kea (SN: 4/25/98, p.
Using a submillimeter instrument on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
on Hawaii's Mauna Kea, astronomers in the late 1990s finally found a handful of such galaxies, and after another decade astronomers managed to locate about 100 more.
Using the SCUBA polarimeter on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
in Hawaii, the scientists searched for a signal from dust grains spinning in the strong magnetic field of the supernova remnant.
Five hours after BeppoSAX detected the burst, the James Clerk Maxwell telescope
atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea recorded a submillimeter radio source at the location of the burst.