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anonymous person

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 …

anonymous person

Condor Staff

January 16, 2021
Animas at sunset

Condor Finds a New Temporary Home

The Condor Array Telescope was scheduled to have been deployed to the El Sauce Observatory in the Rio Hurtado Valley of Chile in (Northern Hemisphere) summer of 2020. But 2020 was no ordinary year: Covid intervened, the Chilean border was closed to international travelers, and deployment to this superb astronomical site was necessarily delayed. But we are now pleased to announce that Condor has found a new temporary home at …

anonymous person

Condor Staff

September 3, 2020
University of Chile

Scientific Collaboration Agreement with the University of Chile

We are pleased to announce a scientific collaboration agreement with the University of Chile. The agreement calls for the University of Chile and Stony Brook University to collaborate on the scientific and technical development of the Condor Array Telescope, which is to be located at the El Sauce Observatory in Chile. According to terms of the agreement, (1) the import of all materials and implements that are necessary for the …

anonymous person

Condor Staff

March 18, 2020

Welcome to the Condor Array Telescope

Welcome to the Condor Array Telescope!

In early August 2019, we learned that we were to receive funding from the NSF Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation program for our proposal "Concept Feasibility Study for a High-Performance Telescope Array." The proposal described the construction and operation of the prototype element of an "array telescope" consisting of six refracting telescopes, each equipped with a focal-reducing field corrector, motorized focuser, and motorized filter wheel, …

National Science Foundation

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

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