The Purpose of This Handbook


Introduction. This handbook has three purposes: first, to answer many of the questions that you might have about Kitt Peak; second, to give you some useful information while in Tucson; and third, to summarize what kind of information we need from you for your visit to either location.

An observing run on Kitt Peak or your visit to the Tucson headquarters, is a cooperative venture for you and us. The key to a successful observing run or data reduction visit in Tucson is good communication. If you have further needs or questions, please ask. We want you to have a productive stay at Kitt Peak and in Tucson.

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The User Handbook is compiled and updated twice a year. If you have suggestions for improvements, please send your comments to:
            Nanette Bird
            NOAO/Kitt Peak National Observatory
            P. O. Box 26732
            Tucson, AZ  85726-6732

            Email: kpno@noao.edu
References to commercial firms in this document are not an endorsement by AURA, NOAO or the National Science Foundation (NSF).

References are furnished solely for the convenience of the visitor and are not a guarantee of quality service. AURA, NOAO and/or the NSF will not be responsible for resolution of disputes between the parties. However, failure to provide acceptable service should be reported to the Kitt Peak Support Office.



Updated 11AUG2009