Latest United Kingdom Infrared Telescope Stories
PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov.
Astronomers have discovered four pairs of stars that orbit each other in less than four hours using the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope in Hawaii.
The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) recently expressed deep regret at the decision of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to end support for two major astronomical telescopes.
Astronomers have completed the most comprehensive census of the star formation surrounding the Orion Nebula.
An international team, led by astronomers at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, have discovered one of the coolest sub-stellar bodies ever found outside our own solar system, orbiting the red dwarf star Wolf 940, some 40 light years from Earth.
UK astronomers have produced the most sensitive infrared map of the distant Universe ever undertaken. Combining data over a period of three years, they have produced an image containing over 100,000 galaxies over an area four times the size of the full Moon.
A new astronomical camera has begun operations on the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) in Hawaii. WFCAM has the largest field of view of any astronomical infrared camera in the world. In a single exposure it can image an area of the sky equal to that of the full moon.