New Chapter Begins for Kitt Peak Telescope

An array of DESI robotic positioners, each equipped with a fiber-optic cable that will gather light from distant galaxies and quasars. The positioners, which move independently to target a pre-programmed sequence of astronomical objects, are held in a wedge-shaped “petal” that accommodates 500 robots. The completed array will feature 10 petals and 5,000 robots.

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Marilyn Chung/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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