Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope

 

The Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope was commissioned in 1974. It is a near twin of the Mayall 4-meter telescope on Kitt Peak. In 1995 it was dedicated and named in honor of Puerto Rican astronomer Víctor Manuel Blanco. It is also part of the Dark Energy Survey (DES), a visible and near-infrared survey, that aims to probe the dynamics of the expansion of the Universe.

For scientists: More details can be found on the telescope science pages.

 

Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope

Name(s) Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
Status Operational
Broad Science Goals  
Site Cerro Tololo, Chile
Location Coordinates 30°10.11'S
70°48.24'W
Altitude 2207 meters (7240 feet)
Enclosure Spherical dome
Type Optical/reflecting telescope
Optical Design Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain
Field of View  
Diameter: Primary M1 4 meters
Material: Primary M1  
Diameter: Secondary M2  
Material: Secondary M2  
Mount  
First Light Date 1976
Adaptive Optics  
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