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Observatorio UC at Santa Martina: a small observing facility operated by PUC
Author(s): M. Baffico; G. Avila; D. Baade; E. Bendek; C. Guirao; O. Gonzalez; P. Marchant; V. Salas; I. Toledo; S. Vasquez; L. Vanzi
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Paper Abstract

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) operates a small observatory at Santa Martina hills located in the outskirts of Santiago. Despite the close distance (about 30 km) from the centre of a very large metropolitan area, the observatory offers excellent conditions in terms of number of clear nights and relatively good conditions in terms of light pollution and image quality. The observatory is mostly used for didactic purposes, however we are evaluating scientific applications as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70122O (10 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788050
Show Author Affiliations
M. Baffico, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile (Chile)
G. Avila, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
D. Baade, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
E. Bendek, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
C. Guirao, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
O. Gonzalez, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile (Chile)
P. Marchant, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile (Chile)
V. Salas, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile (Chile)
I. Toledo, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile (Chile)
S. Vasquez, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile (Chile)
L. Vanzi, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile (Chile)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7012:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi, Editor(s)

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