Willard L. Eccles Observatory

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Willard L. Eccles Observatory
OrganizationUniversity of Utah
LocationFrisco Peak, Utah
Coordinates38°31′18″N 113°17′11″W / 38.5217°N 113.2863°W / 38.5217; -113.2863Coordinates: 38°31′18″N 113°17′11″W / 38.5217°N 113.2863°W / 38.5217; -113.2863
Altitude2,912 meters (9,554 ft)
Established2009 (2009)
WebsiteWillard L. Eccles Observatory
Telescopes
unnamed telescope0.8 m reflector
Willard L. Eccles Observatory is located in the United States
Willard L. Eccles Observatory
Location of Willard L. Eccles Observatory

The Willard L. Eccles Observatory (WEO) is an astronomical observatory located on Frisco Peak in the San Francisco Mountains of Utah (USA), about 27 km (17 mi) northwest of Milford, Utah. The observatory is owned and operated by the University of Utah, and opened in 2010. The observatory features a 0.8 m (31 in) Ritchey-Chretien telescope built by DFM Engineering on an equatorial mount.[1] The construction of the observatory was funded by donations from the Willard L. Eccles Foundation and the E.R. & E.W. Dumke Foundation.[2]

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  1. ^ "Willard L. Eccles Observatory Tech Specs". The University of Utah Department of Physics and Astronomy. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
  2. ^ "Willard L. Eccles Observatory". The University of Utah Department of Physics and Astronomy. Retrieved 2012-01-13.

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