SMARTS 1.3-meter Telescope

The Small and Moderate Aperture Research Telescope System (SMARTS) Consortium operates four small telescopes on Cerro Tololo in Chile. Membership in SMARTS is open to individuals or institutions, including international partners.

The SMARTS 1.3-meter Telescope was used for the 2-micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS), which was an astronomical survey of the whole sky in the infrared, before SMARTS took over its operation in 2001 following the survey’s completion. The SMARTS 1.3-meter Telescope was closed in late August 2019.

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

 

SMARTS 1.3-meter Telescope

Name(s) SMARTS 1.3-meter Telescope
Status Not operating
Broad Science Goals  
Site Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile 
Location Coordinates 30º10′02.81’S
70º48.17.92’W
Altitude  
Enclosure  
Type  
Optical Design Cassegrain Reflector telescope
Field of View  
Diameter: Primary M1 1.3 meters
Material: Primary M1  
Diameter: Secondary M2  
Material: Secondary M2  
Mount Equatorial mount
First Light Date 1998
Adaptive Optics  
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Videos of the SMARTS 1.3-meter Telescope Link
Press Releases with the SMARTS 1.3-meter Telescope Link

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