Capilla Peak Observatory

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Capilla Peak Observatory
Organization University of New Mexico
Location Manzano, New Mexico
Coordinates 34°42′24″N 106°24′31″W / 34.70667°N 106.40861°W / 34.70667; -106.40861Coordinates: 34°42′24″N 106°24′31″W / 34.70667°N 106.40861°W / 34.70667; -106.40861
Altitude 2,835 meters (9,301 ft)
Website Capilla Peak Observatory
unnamed telescope 0.6 m reflector

Capilla Peak Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the University of New Mexico (UNM). It is located in the Manzano Mountains of central New Mexico (USA), approximately 30 mi (48 km) southeast of Albuquerque. It has a 0.6 m (24 in) Cassegrain reflecting telescope built by Boller and Chivens and equipped with a CCD.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Capilla Peak Observatory Homepage". 1999-08-25. Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  2. ^ Laubscher, Bryan E.; Gregory, Stephen; Bauer, Thomas J.; Zeilik, Michael; Burns, Jack (1 January 1988). "A CCD camera system at Capilla Peak Observatory, New Mexico". Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 100: 131. Bibcode:1988PASP..100..131L. doi:10.1086/132143. 

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