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Cerro Tololo and Gemini South

Started by RolandC, 12/10/2011 04:05PM
Posted 12/10/2011 04:05PM Opening Post
On my recent trip to Chile I captured these two observatories high up in the Andes as we were flying by LaSerena, Chile.

Rolando

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Posted 12/10/2011 04:09PM | Edited 12/10/2011 04:17PM #1
Here is another view of Cerro Tololo from the valley below as we were driving in the mountains. One of the smaller domes to the right of the big one contains a 24" RCOS mounted on one of our 3600 mounts. It is being used for supernova searches in full robotic mode.

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Posted 12/10/2011 05:11PM #2
Roland Christen said:

On my recent trip to Chile I captured these two observatories high up in the Andes as we were flying by LaSerena, Chile.

Rolando

Now that picture really puts things into perspective. What an incredible photo!
Posted 12/11/2011 07:55AM #3
That is an interesting area and climate, and your photo shows how it transitions from sunny and humid coastal to dry, high desert in the space of tens of miles. We're you able to take in any tours of CTIO or the public observatory near Vicuña?

Jim McSheehy