What is Cerro Tololo famous for?
An observatory at an altitude of 2215 m on Cerro Tololo mountain, Chile, 55 km southeast of La Serena, where its headquarters are. Founded in 1963, it is part of the US National Optical Astronomy Observatory. This telescope is the southern twin of the 4-m instrument at Kitt Peak National Observatory.
What is Cerro Tololo the home of?
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory is home to many NOAO telescopes. We also have two 0.4-meter telescopes at this site. For more information about the site, check out the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory website.
Does the Cerro Tololo Observatory have the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere?
The principal telescopes at CTIO are the 4 m Víctor M. Blanco Telescope, named after Puerto Rican astronomer Victor Manuel Blanco, and the 4.1 m Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope, which is situated on Cerro Pachón….Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory.
|SOAR Telescope||4.1 m reflector|
Where is the Anglo Australian Telescope located?
Siding Spring Observatory
The Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) is a 3.9-metre equatorially mounted telescope operated by the Australian Astronomical Observatory and situated at the Siding Spring Observatory, Australia at an altitude of a little over 1,100 m.
Where is the James Webb telescope located?
On December 25, the six-and-a-half-ton James Webb Space Telescope set off on its mission from the European Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana on an Ariane 5 rocket. It will travel to its observation post more than one million kilometers from Earth.
Where is the European Southern Observatory located?
The ESO Headquarters are located in Garching, near Munich, Germany. This is the scientific, technical and administrative centre of ESO where technical development programmes are carried out to provide the observatories with the most advanced instruments.
Where is the Pope’s telescope?
Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope
|The Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT)|
|Alternative names||Thomas J. Bannan Astrophysics Facility|
|Part of||Mount Graham International Observatory|
|Location(s)||Graham County, Arizona|
|Coordinates||32°42′05″N 109°53′31″WCoordinates: 32°42′05″N 109°53′31″W|
Where is the Cerro Tololo Observatory located?
Location of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. [edit on Wikidata] The Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) is an astronomical observatory located on Cerro Tololo in the Coquimbo Region of northern Chile, with additional facilities located on Cerro Pachón about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the southeast.
How high is Cerro Tololo in Chile?
It is located on top of two mountains, Cerro Tololo, which is 7,200 feet (2,200 metres) high, and Cerro Pachon, which is 8,900 feet (2,700 metres) high; both mountains are about 285 miles (460 km) north of Santiago and 50 miles (80 km) inland from the coastal city of La Serena.
What are the principal telescopes at CTIO?
The principal telescopes at CTIO are the 4 m Víctor M. Blanco Telescope, named after Puerto Rican astronomer Victor Manuel Blanco, and the 4.1 m Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope, which is situated on Cerro Pachón.
What is the status of the Cerro Cerro Pachón?
Cerro Pachón is still under development, with two large telescopes inaugurated since 2000, and one in the early stages of construction.