SARA-South Telescope

 

The Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) consortium operates two telescopes: the 0.9-m SARA-North at Kitt Peak in Arizona, and the 0.6-m SARA-South 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. 

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SARA-South Telescope

Name(s) Sara-South 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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Press Releases with the SARA South Telescope Link

 

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