La Silla Observatory

astronomical observatory in Chile

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.

La Silla Observatory
Alternative namesLa Silla 1.52m Edit this at Wikidata
OrganizationEuropean Southern Observatory Edit this on Wikidata
Observatory code 809 Edit this on Wikidata
LocationAtacama Desert, Coquimbo Region, Chile Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates29°15′27″S 70°44′15″W / 29.2575°S 70.7375°W / -29.2575; -70.7375
Altitude2,400 m (7,900 ft) Edit this at Wikidata
Established1964 Edit this on Wikidata Edit this at Wikidata
ESO 1-m Schmidt telescope
ESO 3.6 m Telescope
Leonhard Euler Telescope
MPG/ESO telescope
New Technology Telescope
Rapid Eye Mount telescope
Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope
TAROT-South robotic observatory
TRAPPIST Edit this on Wikidata
La Silla Observatory is located in Chile
La Silla Observatory
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