Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory

The place to be. 
No light pollution, clear skies most of the times, large telescopes, very friendly people and great food, silence, zenith galactic center, southern constellations, Pacific, Andes! 

Blanco 4m telescope is the second one from the left: it is now equipped with a monster CCD camera, called "Dark Energy Cam" which samples well the 2.2 degree field of view with it's 570 megapixels.

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