In 2010 it was effectively rebuilt to support the Dark Energy Camera, a wide field optical camera dedicated to research into the large scale structure and dynamics of the universe.
RAL Space Involvement
RAL Space provide the pointing control software for the new control system for the refurbished telescope.
The wide field of the Blanco 4-m telescope uses the wide field camera, DECam, and the low-intermediate resolution spectrographs COSMOS and ARCoIRIS, to complement the high resolution capabilities of SOAR and GEMINI.
NOAO, Fermilab, Ohio State
Further Project Information
For more information please contact, RAL Space Enquiries