Night-time panorama of Cerro Armazones
|Elevation||3,064 m (10,052 ft)|
|Location||Antofagasta Region, Chile|
|Range||Cordillera Vicuña Mackenna|
Cerro Armazones is a mountain located in the Sierra Vicuña Mackenna of the Chilean Coast Range, approximately 130 km (81 mi) south-east of Antofagasta in the Antofagasta Region, Chile. Before the construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope started the summit was a horizontal control point with an elevation of 3,064 metres (10,052 ft). It is located in a privileged zone for optical astronomy because it has 89% cloudless nights a year. It currently hosts the 1.5 m (5 ft) Hexapod-Telescope and other telescopes at the Cerro Armazones Observatory.
Result of the apparent motion of the stars through the southern sky.
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- "Ripples Across the Chilean Sky". ESO Picture of the Week. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
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