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Magellan - Landon Clay
La Serena

The twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes are widely considered to be the best natural imaging telescopes in the world. They were built and continue to be operated by a consortium consisting of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Harvard University, MIT, the University of Michigan, and the University of Arizona. The telescopes are located at Carnegie's Las Campanas Observatory, high in the southern reaches of Chile's Atacama Desert.

Aperture: 6.5 meters   Latitude: 29 00.2 S
First light: 2002 Longitude: 4 42 48 W
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Elevation: 2282 meters