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A view of Kitt Peak Observatory located near Tucson Arizona
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A view of Kitt Peak Observatory, located near Tucson, Arizona.

June 8, 2010
A view of Kitt Peak Observatory, located near Tucson, Arizona.

The observing facilities of KPNO are on Kitt Peak, a 2,089-meter mountain 90 kilometers southwest of Tucson, AZ. KPNO includes the 3.5-meter WIYN telescope, the 4-meter Mayall telescope, and a 2.1-meter general-purpose reflector. Numerous other telescopes operated by universities or private consortia are also tenants on Kitt Peak. A full complement of state-of-the-art spectroscopic and imaging instrumentation is available for use on these telescopes.

Kitt Peak is one of several observatories that make up the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO), a national center for research in ground-based optical and infrared astronomy, supported by National Science Foundation.


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