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We are happy to announce that we are moving over to the new CTIO website over today. It can be accessed using the regular CTIO URL: http://www.ctio.noao.edu

Galaxy-hopping stars detected in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Neighbor Galaxy Caught Stealing Stars

Astronomers from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and their collaborators have found that hundreds of the stars found in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) were stolen from another nearby galaxy – the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are both neighbor galaxies to our Milky Way Galaxy and easily visible to the unaided eye from the southern hemisphere.

See more in NOAO NEWS

 

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Important SMARTS Announcement of Opportunity

SMARTS: Small and Moderate Aperture Research Telescope System

 

***** IMPORTANT SMARTS ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY *****

Astroday 2011 and Viaje al Universo

It is with great pride that I would like to extend an invitation to all of you, family members and friends to join us in a whole week of astronomy educational activities, free of charge, that will be held in La Serena. It will begin with AstroDay Chile on saturday july 16th and

it will continue with a whole week of activities that we have called Viaje al Universo.

SMARTS: Small and Moderate Aperture Research Telescope System

***** IMPORTANT SMARTS ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY *****

SAM Closes the loop

SAM Closes the loop
       
April 16, 2011. The loop was closed on the laser guide star on April 15.
Next night, the improvement of the image quality in closed-loop was documented by images of bright stars. Side-by-side comparison of PSFs in the green and red are shown in the image, with FWHM indicated. 

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