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How to Acknowledge NOAO in Publications


Acknowledgment of NOAO in Publications: Observers using NOAO facilities and observers using NOAO-granted community-access time at non-NOAO facilities are expected to produce publications describing their research activity at these facilities. This webpage lists appropriate acknowledgements for specific telescopes and for NOAO Science Archive data.

Publications Lists: The National Optical Astronomy Observatory Publications Lists include refereed papers using data from NOAO telescopes and NOAO-granted community-access time on non-NOAO telescopes. Please send citations for the Bibliography to Sharon E. Hunt, Librarian.

Media Contacts: Please notify the NOAO Office of Education & Public Engagement if your scientific results or supporting imagery have the potential to be interesting to the news media. Our staff can help you prepare a press release package, or work with your news office to do the same.

Questions: If you have any questions, please contact noao-publications@noao.edu


Click on the + sign next to the heading to display the appropriate acknowledgments. You can cut and paste these statements directly into your publication.



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Researchers/Observers

(click on + sign to display details of appropriate acknowledgments)
    [+]NOAO Scientific Staff

      Institutional Affiliation:

        North-based Scientific Staff: National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719

        South-based Scientific Staff: Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile
    [+]Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program; Práctica en Investigación en Astronomía (PIA) Program, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO)
      REU Students: Place the appropriate statement in Acknowledgments Section

        This project was conducted in the framework of the NOAO/CTIO Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which is supported by the National Science Foundation under grant AST-1062976.

      PIA Students: Place the appropriate statement in Acknowledgments Section

        This project was conducted in the framework of the NOAO/CTIO Práctica en Investigación en Astronomía (PIA) Program. This is a CTIO-funded summer student program run in parallel with the CTIO Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which is supported by the National Science Foundation under grant AST-1062976.

    [+] Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO)
      REU Students: Place the appropriate statement in Acknowledgments Section

        FY2003-FY2007: REU students funded by AST-0243875

        [Last Name OR Initials] was supported by the NOAO/KPNO Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation through Scientific Program Order No. 3 (AST 0243875) of the Cooperative Agreement No. AST0132798 between the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) and the NSF.

        FY2008-FY2012: REU students funded by AST-0754223

        [Last Name OR Initials] was supported by the NOAO/KPNO Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program and the Department of Defense ASSURE program through Scienti fic Program Order No. 3 (AST-0754223) of the Cooperative Agreement No. AST-0132798 between the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) and the NSF.

        FY2013-FY2016: REU students funded by AST-1262829

        [Last Name OR Initials] was supported by the NOAO/KPNO Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (AST-1262829).



Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO)

If you are the primary author on a publication including data derived from your use of the KPNO telescopes, please include the following statements and information in your publication (click on + sign to display details):

    [+]Coudé Feed Telescope, 2.1m Telescope, 4m (Mayall) Telescope
    • Footnote to name on title page:
      • Visiting astronomer, Kitt Peak National Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

    • Acknowledgments Section:

        Based on observations at Kitt Peak National Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO Prop. ID:; PI:), which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

        OR Based in part on observations ...

          For NOAO Prop. IDs and PIs: Search NOAO Approved Programs OR contact noao-publications@noao.edu

          Example: Based on observations at Kitt Peak National Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO Prop. ID: 2012B-6001; PI: T. Rector), which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

    • Observations Section: Include dates of observations; names of telescopes and instruments used

    • AAS Journals Facility Tracking: The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the KPNO telescopes with the following keywords:

          Coudé Feed = KPNO:CFT

          2.1m = KPNO:2.1m

          4m (Mayall) = Mayall

        Authors may include additional text in parentheses after the facility keyword to cite facility instruments or telescope configurations. For example, Mayall (Mosaic)



WIYN Observatory

If you are the primary author on a publication including data derived from your use of the WIYN telescopes, please include the following statements and information in your publication (click on + sign to display details):

    [+]WIYN Observatory Telescopes: 0.9m, 3.5m
    • Footnote to name on title page:
      • Visiting astronomer, Kitt Peak National Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

    • Footnote to the first mention of WIYN in paper
      • The WIYN Observatory is a joint facility of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indiana University, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory and the University of Missouri.

    • The WIYN Board also encourages the mention of WIYN in the title or abstract of the paper.

    • Place in Acknowledgements Section:

        Based on observations at Kitt Peak National Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO Prop. ID:; PI:), which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

        OR Based in part on observations ...

          For NOAO Prop. IDs and PIs: Search NOAO Approved Programs OR contact noao-publications@noao.edu

          Example: Based on observations at Kitt Peak National Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO Prop. ID: 2012B-6001; PI: T. Rector), which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

    • Observations Section: Include dates of observations; names of telescopes and instruments used

    • AAS Journals Facility Tracking: The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the WIYN telescopes with the following keywords:



Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO)

If you are the primary author on a publication including data derived from your use of the CTIO telescopes, please include the following statements and information in your publication (click on + sign to display details):

    [+]4m (Blanco) Telescope
    • Footnote to name on title page:
      • Visiting astronomer, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

    • Acknowledgments Section:

        Based on observations [OR Based in part on observations] at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO Prop. ID and PI), which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

        For NOAO Prop. IDs and PIs: Search NOAO Approved Programs OR contact noao-publications@noao.edu

          Example: Based on observations at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO Prop. ID: 2013B-0536; PI: L. Allen), which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

    • Observations Section: Include dates of observations; names of telescopes and instruments used

    • AAS Journals Facility Tracking: The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the CTIO 4m (Blanco) telescope with the following keyword:

    [+]4m (Blanco) Telescope and DECam, community observers using NOAO-granted time
    • Acknowledgments Section:

        This project used data obtained with the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), which was constructed by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration. Funding for the DES Projects has been provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Ministry of Science and Education of Spain, the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago, Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics at the Ohio State University, the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University, Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos, Fundação Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo, Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos, Fundação Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico and the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Collaborating Institutions in the Dark Energy Survey. The Collaborating Institutions are Argonne National Laboratory, the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Cambridge, Centro de Investigaciones Enérgeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas–Madrid, the University of Chicago, University College London, the DES-Brazil Consortium, the University of Edinburgh, the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (IEEC/CSIC), the Institut de Física d'Altes Energies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München and the associated Excellence Cluster Universe, the University of Michigan, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the University of Nottingham, the Ohio State University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Portsmouth, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, the University of Sussex, and Texas A&M University.

        LaTeX version of above acknowledgments statement

        PDF version of above acknowledgments statement

    • Acknowledgments Section:

        Based on observations [OR Based in part on observations] at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO Prop. ID and PI), which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a coope rative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

        For NOAO Prop. IDs and PIs: Search NOAO Approved Programs OR contact noao-publications@noao.edu

          Example: Based on observations at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO Prop. ID: 2013B-0536; PI: L. Allen), which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

    • Observations Section: Include dates of observations; names of telescopes and instruments used

    • AAS Journals Facility Tracking: The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the CTIO 4m (Blanco) telescope using DECam with the following keyword:

    4m (Blanco) Telescope and DECam, individuals using public Dark Energy Survey archival data (link to acknowledgments statement under NOAO Science Archive heading)



SMARTS Consortium Telescopes (0.9m; 1.0m; 1.3m; 1.5m)

If you are the primary author on a publication including data derived from your use of the SMARTS telescopes, please include the following statements and information in your publication (click on + sign to display details):

    [+]SMARTS
    • Footnote to name on title page:
      • Visiting astronomer, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

    • When appropriate, a reference to SMARTS in the abstract of papers is appreciated.

    • Acknowledgements Section:

        Based on observations at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO Prop. ID and PI), which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

        OR Based in part on observations ...

          For NOAO Prop. IDs and PIs: Search NOAO Approved Programs OR contact noao-publications@noao.edu

          Example: Based on observations at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO Prop. ID: 2010B-0536; PI: A. Tokovinin), which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

    • Observations Section: Include dates of observations; names of telescopes and instruments used

        [Specific telescope(s)/instrument(s) you used] operated by the SMARTS Consortium.

    • AAS Journals Facility Tracking: The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the SMARTS Consortium Telescopes with the following keywords:

          CTIO:0.9m
          CTIO:1.0m
          CTIO:1.3m
          CTIO:1.5m



Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope (SOAR)

If you are the primary author on a publication including data derived from your use of the SOAR telescope, please include the following statements and information in your publication (click on + sign to display details):

    [+]SOAR
    • Footnote to name on title page:
      • Visiting astronomer, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

    • The SOAR Board also encourages the mention of SOAR in the title or abstract.

    • Acknowledgments Section:

        Based on observations obtained at the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope, which is a joint project of the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, e Inovação (MCTI) da República Federativa do Brasil, the U.S. National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and Michigan State University (MSU).

        OR Based in part on observations ...

          For NOAO Prop. IDs and PIs: Search NOAO Approved Programs OR contact noao-publications@noao.edu

          Example: This paper is based on observations obtained at the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope (NOAO Prop. ID: 2010B-0536; PI: A. Tokovinin), which is a joint project of the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, e Inovação (MCTI) da República Federativa do Brasil, the U.S. National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and Michigan State University (MSU).

    • Observations Section: Include dates of observations; names of telescopes and instruments used

    • AAS Journals Facility Tracking: The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the SOAR Telescope with the following keyword:



NOAO-Granted Community-Access Time on Non-NOAO Telescopes

If you are the primary author on a publication including data derived from your NOAO-granted community-access time on non-NOAO telescopes, please include the following statements and information in your publication (click on + sign to display details):

    Telescope System Instrumentation Program (TSIP): Keck I; Keck II; Magellan I; Magellan II; MMT
      [+]Keck I and Keck II
      • Footnote on title page

          Keck telescope time was granted by NOAO, through the Telescope System Instrumentation Program (TSIP). TSIP is funded by NSF.

      • NOAO Prop. IDs and PIs
      • AAS Journals Facility Tracking: The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the Keck Telescopes with the following keywords:
      [+]Magellan I and II
      • Footnote on title page

          Magellan telescope time was granted by NOAO, through the Telescope System Instrumentation Program (TSIP). TSIP is funded by NSF.

      • NOAO Prop. IDs and PIs
      • AAS Journals Facility Tracking: The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the Magellan Telescopes with the following keywords:
      [+]MMT
      • Footnote on title page

          The observations reported here were obtained [in part] at the MMT Observatory, a facility operated jointly by the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Arizona. MMT telescope time was granted by NOAO, through the Telescope System Instrumentation Program (TSIP). TS IP is funded by NSF.

        • NOAO Prop. IDs and PIs

          Include in Observations Section or Acknowledgments Section

        • AAS Journals Facility Tracking: The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the MMT Telescopes with the following keyword:
    [+]Hale Telescope
    • Any publication that results from NOAO-allocated time on the 200-inch Hale telescope should acknowledge the NSF/NOAO ReSTAR program:
        This material is based upon work supported by AURA through the National Science Foundation under AURA Cooperative Agreement AST 0132798 as amended.


NOAO Science Archive (NSA)

If you are the primary author on a publication citing data from the NOAO Science Archive, please include the following acknowledgments in your publication (click on + sign to display details):

    • Acknowledgments Section:

        This project used public archival data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES). Funding for the DES Projects has been provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Ministry of Science and Education of Spain, the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago, the Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics at the Ohio State University, the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University, Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos, Fundação Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico and the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Collaborating Institutions in the Dark Energy Survey. The Collaborating Institutions are Argonne National Laboratory, the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Cambridge, Centro de Investigaciones Enérgeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas–Madrid, the University of Chicago, University College London, the DES-Brazil Consortium, the University of Edinburgh, the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (IEEC/CSIC), the Institut de Física d'Altes Energies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München and the associated Excellence Cluster Universe, the University of Michigan, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the University of Nottingham, the Ohio State University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Portsmouth, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, the University of Sussex, and Texas A&M University.

        LaTeX version of above acknowledgments statement

        PDF version of above acknowledgments statement

    • AAS Journals Facility Tracking: The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the CTIO 4m (Blanco) telescope using DECam with the following keyword:

    [+]NOAO Science Archive survey program data (other than DES)

    • Acknowledgments Section:

        This research draws upon data provided by [Survey PI] as distributed by the NOAO Science Archive. NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

    • Survey information is available at the NOAO Survey Data, NOAO Science Archive webpage and from noao-publications@noao.edu

    • AAS Journals Facility Tracking: The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and Astronomical Journal allow you to use keywords to tag the CTIO and KPNO telescopes. Authors may include additional text in parentheses after the facility keyword to cite facility instruments or telescope configurations, for example, Mayall (Mosaic). See AAS Instructions for Facility Keywords and AASTeX Markup for information and appropriate keywords.

    [+]Other Data and Images in NOAO Science Archive

    • Acknowledgments Section:

        This research uses services or data provided by the NOAO Science Archive. NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

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IRAF (Image Reduction and Analysis Facility)

If you are the primary author on a paper citing the use of IRAF, please include the following acknowledgment in your publication (click on + sign to display details):
    A footnote in the Data Section or a statement in the Acknowledgements Section describing IRAF may be included:

      IRAF is distributed by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.


AAS Journals Facility Keywords

The AAS journals allow you to include facility keywords in your journal article. Click on the + sign to display details on using this feature.
    [+] Facility Keywords

    If you publish in the The Astronomical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, or The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, we ask that you tag the telescope(s) you have used with the following facility tags followed by an instrument name in parentheses:


      Example: Blanco (DECam)


    Facility Tags:

    • KPNO
        Mayall
        WIYN
        KPNO:2.1m
        WIYN:0.9m
        KPNO:CFT

    • CTIO
        Blanco
        SOAR
        CTIO:0.9m
        CTIO:1.0m
        CTIO:1.3m
        CTIO:1.5m

    • TSIP
        Keck:1i (TSIP)
        Keck:2(TSIP)
        Keck:Interferometeri (TSIP)
        Magellan:Baadei (TSIP)
        Magellan:Clay (TSIP)
        MMT(TSIP)
        CHARA
        Hale

    • Detailed information on the facility keywords feature is available at AAS Facility Keywords.




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