La Silla Observatory

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La Silla Observatory
Observatoire de LaSilla depuis la route de Las Campanas.jpg
Organization ESO
Coordinates
Altitude 2400 m
Telescopes
NTT (3.5 m) Built and operated by ESO
3.6 m Built and operated by ESO
2.2 m Built and operated by ESO
ESO 1.5 m Built by ESO, now decommissioned
ESO 1 m Built by ESO, now decommissioned
ESO 0.5 m Built by ESO, now at the Observatorio UC in Santiago, Chile.
SEST 15 m Built by ESO, now decommissioned
CAT 1.4 m Built by ESO, now decommissioned
Schmidt 1 mm Built by ESO, now decommissioned
GPO Replaced by Marly 1 m

La Silla Observatory is an observatory in Chile with eighteen telescopes that study the stars. The observatory is one of the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere. La Silla is a 2,400 meter high mountain that is found in the far southern part of the Atacama Desert. It can be found about 160 kilometers north of La Serena, 27 kilometers south of the Las Campanas Observatory, and about 100 kilometers north of the Cerro Tololo Observatory.

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Coordinates: 29°15′15″S 70°44′22″W / 29.25417°S 70.73944°W / -29.25417; -70.73944