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Vainu Bappu

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The observatory is home to the Vainu Bappu Telescope, which the Indian Institute of Astrophysics claims as the largest telescope in Asia. It has a diameter of 2.3 meters and was first used in 1986. Along with the Vainu Bappu telescope, the observatory has two other telescopes: A 1 meter Zeiss manufactured and another 75 centimeter cassegrain reflector currently being refurbished. The observatory also has a Fabry-Perot interferometer.

Aperture: 2.3 meters   Latitude: 12 34 N
First light: 1986 Longitude: 78 50 E
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Elevation: 700 meters