Available Facilities

The list below is taken from the latest Call for Proposals.

The list of available instruments through NOIRLab can be found here.

 



Selected telescopes and instruments. Symbols are color-coded by wavelength (IR, visible, or both). The diameter of the telescope, in meters, on which each instrument is deployed is shown below the name, increasing from left to right. Instruments are categorized as either survey imagers (wide field of view), low-resolution or multi-object spectrographs, high-resolution or precision radial velocity spectrographs, integral field spectrographs that utilize AO, imagers that utilize AO, or interferometers or other combined-beam instruments. The largest symbols represent instruments that use light from more than one telescope (LBT and VLT). Those with lighter shading are still under development. Not all instruments could fit into the chart.

 

 
Facility Telescope

Approximate nights available for new standard 2022B programs

Additional Information
Gemini

8m Gemini North

8m Gemini South

8m Subaru (through time exchange)

69

56

~3

 

https://www.gemini.edu/observing/phase-i/standard-semester-program/2023a-call-proposals
CTIO 4m Blanco 100 https://noirlab.edu/science/programs/ctio
SOAR 4.2m SOAR 49 https://noirlab.edu/science/programs/ctio/telescopes/soar-telescope/about
SMARTS

1.5m

 

0.9m

NN-EXPLORE 300 hrs + 180 hrs for regular programs 

12

http://www.astro.gsu.edu/~thenry/SMARTS/
WIYN

3.5m WIYN

0.9m

35 (NNEXPLORE)

0

https://www.wiyn.org/
CHARA

6 x 1m aperture

interferometer

45 http://www.chara.gsu.edu/public/instrumentation/
LCO

Global telescope network of 1m and 2m telescopes

1250 hrs (1m)

200 hrs (2m)

https://lco.global/astronomers/

Keck 1

Keck 2

10m

10m

2

3

https://www2.keck.hawaii.edu/observing/instavail.html
MINERVA-Australis  0.7m x 5  300 hrs https://www.usq.edu.au/hes/school-of-mathematics-physics-and-computing/mt-kent-observatory

Magellan (Clay + Baade)

 

6.5m  5 (total)  https://obs.carnegiescience.edu/astronomers