- O/IR System
Credit: T. Hurteau, Yale, P. Marenfeld & NOAO/AURA/NSF
The Mosaic-3 camera, mounted on the 4-m Mayall, is on a two-year mission to image the sky in preparation for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument. Now equipped with cutting-edge, red-sensitive charge-coupled devices (CCDs, top inset image) and new mechanical components (including the focal plate; bottom inset image), Mosaic-3 is the product of a small collaboration of scientists and engineers at Berkeley Lab, Yale University, and NOAO.
Read more in the Berkeley Lab Press Release.
Dark Energy Survey (DES) releases early data
Science Verification data from the DES, being carried out with DECam on the 4-m Blanco telescope at CTIO (pictured), now publicly available.
Heavyweight Champion of the Distant Universe. Weighing in at 500 trillion times the mass of the Sun, this young galaxy cluster was first identified with NOAO Deep Wide-field Survey data.
Powerful blasts from a giant black hole are signaled by arcs of cool hydrogen emission that border hot X-ray emitting gas. The hydrogen emission was imaged with the KPNO 0.9-meter telescope.
Oodles of Faint Dwarf Galaxies in Fornax
Shed Light on a Cosmological Mystery
NOAO Press Release 15-09
With great sorrow we announce that our dear friend and colleague Ricardo Venegas Flores, passed away on Sunday November 29 in the city of Coquimbo, Chile.
NOAO Images Featured in a New Book for Astronomy Fans and Educators
NOAO Press Release 15-08