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Solar vacuum telescope closes after thirty years

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Last observations with the Kitt Peak Vacuum Telescope (KPVT) were made on September 22nd, 2003, after 30 years of outstanding service. In this photograph, Bruce Gillespie (left) watches the guider image of the KPVT along with the father of the telescope, Bill Livingston, to make sure that the last magnetogram is a good one.

See the December 2003 NOAO Newsletter (currently only available in PDF format).

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