Las Campanas Observatory


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Las Campanas Observatory

(lahs kahm-pah -nahs) An observatory near La Serena, Chile, sited on Cerro Las Campanas, at an altitude of 2300 meters; the seeing at this site is exceptional. The Observatory is owned by the Carnegie Institution of Washington. The principal instruments are the 2.5-meter Irenee du Pont Telescope, which went into operation in 1977, and the 1-meter Swope Telescope, which was named for Henrietta Swope and became operational in 1971. Two lightweight 6.5-meter telescopes – the Magellan Telescopes – came into operation at the start of the 21st century. Magellan I, also called the Walter Baade Telescope, saw first light in 2000; Magellan II, otherwise known as the Landon Clay Telescope, began working as a science instrument in 2002.
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Some 11 hours after the gravitational waves arrived, the 1-meter Swope Telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile discovered a optical source in the galaxy NGC 4993, 130 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra, the Water Monster.
5 meter Baade Telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, reveal galaxies that existed when the universe was just 1.
Recent observations by Mauerhan and colleagues at the University of Arizona, using the Magellan telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, have resolved a larger pocket of cooler dust that may be indirectly scattering the light from the central stars.
3metre Warsaw Telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile as part of the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE).
Smith Telescope at McDonald Observatory, and the remaining stars (visible only from the southern hemisphere) with the Clay Magellan Telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.
On 23 February 1987, Ian Shelton took a photograph the Large Magellanic Cloud at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.
Presentations were given by representatives from many of the leading automated surveys, including Carl Akerlof of the Robotic Transient Research Experiment (ROTSE) comprising a global network of instruments, and Katarzyna Malek of the 'Pi in the Sky Observatory' project located in Las Campanas Observatory, Chile.
5-meter telescopes now nearing completion at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, Marcy and Butler hope by 2003 to double the number of stars that their team monitors.
Because of its dark skies, lack of rain and superior astronomical clarity, the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile's Atacama Desert has been chosen for the site of telescope.
OGLE's Warsaw Telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile scans the skies for planets using a method called microlensing.
3m telescope that is operated at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile by the University of Warsaw, was monitoring a microlensing event when a brown dwarf came in front of a distant star.
He began double star observations around 5 years ago using a 100mm refractor before progressing to using a 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain remotely at the Las Campanas Observatory, Chile under the Telescopes in Education scheme.