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October 1, 2021

Star trails over the Mayall Telescope at Kitt Peak

Star trails take shape around the 14-story Mayall Telescope dome at Kitt Peak National Observatory in this long-exposure image.

[Kitt Peak National Observatory is a program of NSF's NOIRLab, which has allowed the Department of Energy to operate the Mayall Telescope for the DESI survey.]

Learn more in the University of Michigan news story Successful start of Dark Energy Spectroscopic instrument, its 'eyes' designed by U-M researchers. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 1, 2021)

Credit: P. Marenfeld; NOIRLab/NSF/AURA (Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International)

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