SARA Cerro Tololo Telescope

 

The Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) consortium operates two telescopes: the 0.9-m SARA Kitt Peak at Kitt Peak in Arizona, and the 0.6-m SARA Cerro Tololo Telescope at Cerro Tololo in Chile. The SARA consortium members include Florida Institute of Technology, East Tennessee State University, Valdosta State University, Florida International University, Clemson University, Ball State University, Agnes Scott College, University of Alabama, Valparaiso University, Butler University and Texas A&M University-Commerce. 

For scientists: More details can be found on the science page.

The Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) Consortium operates two telescopes: the 0.9-meter SARA Kitt Peak Telescope at Kitt Peak in Arizona, and the 0.6-meter SARA Cerro Tololo Telescope at Cerro Tololo in Chile. The SARA consortium members include Florida Institute of Technology, East Tennessee State University, Valdosta State University, Florida International University, Clemson University, Ball State University, Agnes Scott College, University of Alabama, Valparaiso University, Butler University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, the University of Delaware/Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Florida Gulf Coast University. The SARA Consortium also operates the 1-meter Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope (JKT) at the Roque de Los Muchachos on La Palma. Observers from the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) share access to the 0.9-meter SARA Kitt Peak Telescope at Kitt Peak, and observers from the Lowell Observatory and the Chilean community have access to the 0.6-meter SARA Cerro Tololo Telescope in Chile.

For scientists: More details can be found on the science page.

 

 

SARA-South Telescope

Name(s) SARA Cerro Tololo Telescope 
Status Operational 
Broad Science Goals  
Site Cerro Tololo, Chile 
Location Coordinates 30º 10’ 19.72’S
70º 47’ 57.13’W
Altitude 2151 meters (7057 feet)
Enclosure  
Type  
Optical Design  
Field of View  
Diameter: Primary M1 0.6 meters
Material: Primary M1  
Diameter: Secondary M2  
Material: Secondary M2  
Mount  
First Light Date 2010
Adaptive Optics  
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