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March 3, 2021
Condor First Light Image

Condor First Light

The Condor Array Telescope achieved a significant milestone last night: it obtained a first-light image.

Although the image (of a randomly-selected star field) is blurry and out of focus, it is significant in that it indicates that all major telescope systems---optical, mechanical, electronic, and computing---are functioning more or less as expected.

There remains a lot of work to be done, and the next weeks and months will undoubtedly be busy …

National Science Foundation

The Condor Array Telescope gratefully acknowledges funding from the National Science Foundation.

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