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Windows to the Universe (multiple locations): Cerro Tololo, Chile

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  • InfoTheme: ‘Windows to the universe’: Starlight, dark-sky areas and observatory sites
    Entity: 59
    Subentity: 6
    Version: 2
    Status: PUB
    Date: 2013-11-14 21:59:40
    Author(s): Malcolm Smith with contributions by Clive Ruggles

Chile

 

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  • InfoTheme: ‘Windows to the universe’: Starlight, dark-sky areas and observatory sites
    Entity: 59
    Subentity: 6
    Version: 2
    Status: PUB
    Date: 2013-11-14 22:01:59
    Author(s): Malcolm Smith with contributions by Clive Ruggles

Coquimbo Region

 

Name 
  • InfoTheme: ‘Windows to the universe’: Starlight, dark-sky areas and observatory sites
    Entity: 59
    Subentity: 6
    Version: 2
    Status: PUB
    Date: 2013-11-14 22:03:07
    Author(s): Malcolm Smith with contributions by Clive Ruggles

Cerro Tololo

(Part of Windows to the Universe: AURA Observatory, Chile)

 

Geographical co-ordinates and/or UTM 
  • InfoTheme: ‘Windows to the universe’: Starlight, dark-sky areas and observatory sites
    Entity: 59
    Subentity: 6
    Version: 2
    Status: PUB
    Date: 2013-11-14 22:05:40
    Author(s): Malcolm Smith with contributions by Clive Ruggles

Latitude 30° 10′ 09″ S, longitude 70° 48′ 23″ W, elevation 2240m

(for more detailed information see ’Accurate Geodetic Coordinates for Observatories on Cerro Tololo and Cerro Pachón‘, a Technical Report for CTIO by Eric Mamajek (v3, May 2013).

 

Description

Description of the property 
  • InfoTheme: ‘Windows to the universe’: Starlight, dark-sky areas and observatory sites
    Entity: 59
    Subentity: 6
    Version: 3
    Status: PUB
    Date: 2013-11-14 22:07:59
    Author(s): Malcolm Smith with contributions by Clive Ruggles

At present, all information concerning Cerro Tololo is contained within the combined description for the AURA Observatory.

In the future, information specific to Cerro Tololo may be posted on this page.

 

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