Las Cumbres Observatory 0.4-meter Telescope (#9)

 

Las Cumbres Observatory is a worldwide network of robotic telescopes. The design and implementation of the LCO Network is aimed at providing capabilities uniquely suited for astronomical time domain studies. 

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Las Cumbres Observatory 0.4-meter Telescope (#9)

Name(s) Las Cumbres Observatory 0.4-meter Telescope (#9) 
Status Operational
Broad Science Goals Time Domain Astronomy: The areas of astronomy  that are of most interest for this network are targets which appear suddenly and without warning like supernovae and solar system objects and those which need to be observed for long periods in darkness like exoplanets.
Site Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile 
Location Coordinates 30º 10’ 02.39’S
70º 48’ 16.48’W 
Altitude 2163 meters (7096 feet)
Enclosure  
Type  
Optical Design Cassegrain focus
Field of View 19 × 29 arcminutes
Diameter: Primary M1  
Material: Primary M1  
Diameter: Secondary M2  
Material: Secondary M2  
Mount Equatorial C-ring
First Light Date  
Adaptive Optics  
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