- O/IR System
An astonishing number of faint low surface brightness dwarf galaxies recently discovered in the Fornax cluster of galaxies may help to solve the long-standing cosmological mystery of “The Missing Satellites”. The discovery, made by an international team of astronomers led by Roberto Muñoz and Thomas Puzia of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, was carried out using the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) on the 4-m Blanco telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO). CTIO is operated by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO).
Read more in NOAO Press Release 15-09.
NOAO Images Featured in a New Book for Astronomy Fans and Educators
NOAO Press Release 15-08
View this video about Mike Hawes, facilities manager at Kitt Peak, and his crew who keep Kitt Peak running
A Sharp-Eyed Future for Historic Kitt Peak Telescope
NOAO Press Release 15-07
Update: Earthquake in Chile. An 8.4 Richter earthquake hit the region of Coquimbo in Chile on September 16. No staff were injured & initial assessments show minimal facility damage.
Dark Energy Spectrometer for Kitt Peak Receives Funding Green Light
NOAO Press Release 15-06
Digital tracking dramatically increases the sensitivity of a telescope to faint asteroids. A recent study illustrates the potential of this approach using data from the 0.9m WIYN telescope on Kitt Peak.
Eight new dwarf galaxy “neighbors” of the Milky Way discovered in recent data from the Dark Energy Survey. The survey is being carried out on the 4-m Blanco telescope at CTIO.