Kitt Peak Mountain through slit of Mayall Telescope dome
A view of Kitt Peak Mountain as seen through the slit of the 4-meter Mayall Telescope dome, with Baboquivari Peak in the background.
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The observing facilities at Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) are on Kitt Peak, a 2,089-meter mountain 90 kilometers southwest of Tucson, Ariz. 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.
KPNO 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 the National Science Foundation.
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