WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope

Photograph of WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope


The Kitt Peak National Observatory is located on Kitt Peak of the Quinlan Mountains in the Arizona-Sonoran Desert on the Tohono O'odham Nation. With over twenty optical and two radio telescopes, it is one of the largest gatherings of astronomical instruments in the northern hemisphere.

The Wisconsin-Indiana-Yale-NOIRLab (WIYN) Observatory is situated atop Kitt Peak National Observatory, a partnership consisting of University of California Irvine, Purdue University, NSF’s NOIRLab, and NASA. In 2001 the WIYN Consortium, assumed operational responsibility for the historic 0.9-meter (36-inch) telescope at the National Science Foundation's Kitt Peak National Observatory. 

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

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WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope

Name(s) The WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Status Operational
Broad Science Goals  
Site Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona, USA
Location Coordinates 31º 95’ N
111º 59’ W
Optical Design Cassegrain Telescope
Field of View 29 arcmin
Diameter: Primary M1 0.9 meters
Material: Primary M1  
Diameter: Secondary M2  
Material: Secondary M2  
First Light Date  
Adaptive Optics  
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