n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - A telescope "farm" for Sutherland : astronomical traveller




There are currently 13 telescopes dotted around the Sutherland Observatory hilltop. The number will soon be increased by almost 50% by one single institute, namely the Las Cumbres Observatory from California. As part of the LCOGT (Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network), two domes each containing a 1.0m (40-inch) telescope as well as two clamshell buildings, each with two 0.4m (16-inch) telescopes - hence a total of six new fully robotic telescopes - are planned to be erected in Sutherland towards the end of this year.


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