Subaru Telescope News

The Subaru Telescope, operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, is an 8.2-meter optical-infrared telescope located at the Mauna Kea Observatory on Hawaii’s Big Island. Named after the Pleiades star cluster, which is known as “Subaru” in Japanese, the telescope began operations in 1999 and is one of the largest and most technologically advanced telescopes in the world. It features a wide field of view and is equipped with sophisticated instruments that allow astronomers to observe deep into the universe with exceptional clarity and detail. The Subaru Telescope has contributed significantly to a variety of fields in astronomy, from studying distant galaxies and black holes to searching for exoplanets and observing solar system objects.