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Irwin et al.,'Probing the vertical cloud structure of Uranus & Neptune with ground based near IR observations at UKIRT, IRTF and Gemini-North', EGU General Assembly 2010, held 2010 May 2-7, Vienna, Austria, p.4466 http://adsabs.
However, I wish to point out that the UKIRT telescope itself is not new.
Professor Gary David, director of the Joint Astronomy Centre, which operates the UKIRT and the James Clerk Maxwell telescope in Hawaii, said: ``These stunning images are a testament to the hard work of everyone involved, and we now look forward to several years of exciting scientific discoveries.
When one considers the UKIRT calibration star list one finds a number of stars rejected as possible standards for the Carlos Sanchez Telescope because of their known variability.
* The University of Hawai'i has assumed ownership of the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT).
For the last five years, UKIRT has been monitoring the brightness of hundreds of thousands of stars, including thousands of red dwarfs, in near-infrared light, using its state-of-the-art Wide-Field Camera (WFC).
UKIRT's board claims that the scope's early closure will bring an abrupt end to an ongoing deepinfrared survey that could have continued for an additional year using a budget of only about $150,000.
The methane dwarf was identified in the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS) as part of a project to identify the coolest objects in the galaxy.
Washington, January 30 (ANI): An international team of astronomers, using the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) in Hawaii, has discovered what may be the coolest sub-stellar body ever found outside our own Solar System.
Newton X-ray observatories, the Spitzer Space Telescope, major radio telescope networks, the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) on Mauna Kea, and the Liverpool Telescope on La Palma.
The team, led by Makoto Kishimoto from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, combined infrared imaging from the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) and some of the first ever infrared long-baseline interferometric measurements from the Keck Observatory to observe the nearby AGN.
United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT 3.8-m) 3.802 m f/2.5, 36 IR Cassegrain English yoke Mauna Kea, HI 19[degrees] 50' N 155[degrees] 28' W 4,194 m Operated by the Joint Astronomy Centre, Hawaii, UKIRT has been dedicated to infrared studies since completion in 1978.
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