Guillermo Haro Observatory
|Guillermo Haro Observatory|
|Location||Cananea, Sonora, Mexico|
|Altitude||2,480 metres (8,140 ft)|
Observatorio Astrofísico Guillermo Haro
The Guillermo Haro Observatory (Spanish: Observatorio Astrofísico Guillermo Haro - OAGH) is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (Spanish: Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica - INAOE) in the Mexican state of Sonora. It is located 13 km (8.1 mi) north of Cananea and 85 km (53 mi) south-east of Mount Hopkins. It is named after Professor Guillermo Haro.
The main telescope at the observatory is Ritchey-Chretein design with a 2.12 m (83 in) primary mirror and a 0.5 m (20 in) secondary mirror. Four different instruments are available to be mounted at the Cassegrain focus. Planning for the telescope began in 1972, but it was not dedicated until 1987. Routine operations began in 1992.
The observatory has a 0.41 m (16 in) Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector built by Meade Instruments on an equatorial mount located in a separate dome. It is used to make atmospheric extinction measurements and to monitor light pollution.
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- "INAOE - Astrofísica - Observatorios - OAGH". INAOE - Astrofísica. Retrieved 2012-01-07.
- Carrasco, B. E.; Carraminana, A.; Sanchez-Sesma, F. J.; Lermo, F. J. (1998). "Protection of the Observatorio Astrofisico "Guillermo Haro"". Preserving The Astronomical Windows. Proceedings of Joint Discussion number 5 of the 23rd General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union held in Kyoto, Japan 22–23 August 1997. ASP Conference Series 139: 141. Bibcode:1998ASPC..139..141C.
- "INAOE - Astrofísica - Observatorios - OAGH - Telescopios - El Meade". INAOE - Astrofísica. Retrieved 2012-01-07.
- Ortiz, M.; Carrasco, B.; Carramiñana, A.; Pacheco, S. (2002). "Site characterization at the "Observatorio Astrofísico Guillermo Haro"". Astronomical Site Evaluation in the Visible and Radio Range. ASP Conference Proceedings (San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific) 266: 470. Bibcode:2002ASPC..266..470O. ISBN 1-58381-106-0.
- Homepage of the Observatorio Astrofísico Guillermo Haro in Spanish
- OAGH Clear Sky Clock Forecasts of observing conditions.
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