WIYN


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WIYNWisconsin, Indiana, Yale, NOAO (consortium)
WIYNWisconsin, Indiana, Yale and National (optical astronomy observatories)
WIYNWhat Is Your Number?
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Verheijen, "Sparsepak: a formatted fiber field unit for the WIYN telescope bench spectrograph.
More information about WIYN is available at http://www.noao.edu/wiyn.
For example, the WIYN 3.5-meter was built in the 1990s and operated by a partnership of three universities --the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, and Yale--plus NOAO, with the four holding a 26%, 17%, 17%, and 40% share of the partnership, respectively.
The team overlaid the ultrasharp Hubble images, which homed in on tiny details at the center of the galaxy, with the less detailed but broader WIYN images, which show the widely dispersed winds.
Observations with WIYN show that the jets switch on and off as sunlight briefly heats successive areas of the rotating comet.
Crowl (Yale University) and three colleagues zoomed in on one Virgo Cluster denizen--12th-magnitude NGC 4402--with Kitt Peak's 3.5-meter WIYN telescope.
A former high-school teacher, Patricia Knezek is deputy director of the WIYN Observatory and chairs the American Astronomical Society's Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy.
Using the 3.5-meter WIYN telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, she studied 11 central stars of planetary nebulae and found that 10 showed radial-velocity variations of at least a few kilometers per second, likely due to the gravitational tug of an orbiting companion star.
Wisconsin-Indiana-Yale-NOAO Telescope (WIYN 3.5-m) 3.5 m f/1.75, f/6.3 Ritchey-Chretien Altazimuth Kitt Peak, AZ 31[degrees] 57' N 111[degrees] 36' W 2,089 m Run by the WIYN Consortium, this 3.5-m was completed in 1994.
This is the home of the Carnegie Institution's Magellan Project, where the first of two 6.5-m telescopes has already received its spin-cast mirror and is beginning to look a lot like a scaled-up WIYN 3.5-m reflector.