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Llano de Chajnantor Observatory

(Chajnantor Observatory)
(group of observatories on a high plateau of the Atacama Desert)

Llano de Chajnantor Observatory is a name used for observatories on the llano de Chajnantor (Chajnantor Plateau), a high portion of the Atacama Desert (4800 m or 15700 ft) in Chile. There are telescopes on the plateau, as well as some on the plateau's peaks. On the plateau and a nearby plain (Pampa la Bola):

On peaks:

Previous: Cosmic Background Imager.

Further reading:

Referenced by pages:
Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)
Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX)
Cosmic Background Imager (CBI)
Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST)
European Southern Observatory (ESO)
La Silla Paranal Observatory (LPO)
University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory (TAO)