By Alana Bittner and Madi Niesen
The Keck Observatory is located in Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The observatory captures the visible and infrared parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. The Keck observatory contains two twin telescopes, 10 meters in diameter, which are located at the summit of Mauna Kea.
The telescopes function efficiently because of their location at a high altitude - 4,145m/13,600ft, and because they are in a dry climate. The infrared detectors in the telescopes must be cooled to limit their emissions.
Near infrared image of a newly discovered galaxy.
Near-infrared image of Jupiter from Keck I.
Lasers from the two Keck telescopes, used as guiding stars.