Previous
left arrow key
Next
right arrow key
Close Move
360
Cerro La Silla

The ESO 3.6m Telescope was commissioned in 1977, and completely upgraded in 1999. It has a horseshoe/fork mounting, and an interchangeable top unit allowing the secondary mirror to be changed from a f/8 to a f/35 Cassegrain focus. The pointing error is about 5" RMS. The pointing is limited to 70deg. zenithal distance, and 5.5h HA, but a small region under the pole is reachable.

DETAILS  
Aperture: 3.6 meters   Latitude: -29.260496
First light: 1977 Longitude: -70.731294
Website
Google Maps
Elevation: 2400 meters