Victor Blanco 4-m Telescope

The Blanco 4-m telescope was commissioned in 1974. It is a near twin of the Mayall 4-m telescope on Kitt Peak. The wide field of the Blanco 4-m telescope uses instruments such as DECam, Mosaic, Hydra, and ISPI, as well as low-intermediate resolution spectrographs COSMOS and ARCoIRIS, to complement the high resolution capabilities of SOAR and GEMINI.