Click on one of the two panels below to view spectacular images and
spectra obtained with the United
Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) and its suite of world-class
instruments. The data represent just some of the exciting science
being done every night of the year - bar Christmas and Boxing Day.
Many of the observations have benefited greatly from improvements
carried out as part of UKIRT's recent upgrades
programme. Note also that many of the images were reduced on-line
(i.e. "live" at the telescope) using the ORAC acquisition/reduction
If you wish to down-load and use images from these pages, please read the
note below concerning acknowledgement of the UK Infrared Telescope.
Click on one of the above images to access UKIRT observations of
the cosmos. For more information about the telescope (geared for the
general public) please visit our telescope
description web page. Also, try our news items web page for all the
latest developments at UKIRT.
Photographs of the telescope and summit are given
Please acknowledge UKIRT when using our images
Images in this gallery were obtained either by UKIRT staff or by
visiting astronomers. You are welcome to download the images for
inclusion in (for example) public talks, public information documents,
teaching materials or web pages. In the case of a web page, we ask
that you link the image to the UKIRT Image Gallery using the
appropriate HTML, e.g.
If giving a public talk, when speaking please note that the image
originates from the U.K. Infrared Telescope.
In the case of teaching materials or other printed matter, please
include the following short acknowledgement as a footnote or within
the picture caption: "Image courtesy of the U.K. Infrared Telescope,
Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii".
Last Modification Date: 28 February 2003
Last Modification Author:
Chris Davis .