Leoncito Astronomical Complex

El Leoncito Astronomical Complex
Dome of the Jorge Sahade Telescope at Leoncito Astronomical Complex
Dome of the Jorge Sahade Telescope at CASLEO
OrganizationNational Scientific and Technical Research Council
Observatory code829
LocationSan Juan Province, Argentina
Coordinates31°47′55″S 69°17′44″W / 31.7986°S 69.2956°W / -31.7986; -69.2956Coordinates: 31°47′55″S 69°17′44″W / 31.7986°S 69.2956°W / -31.7986; -69.2956
Altitude2,483 metres (8,146 ft)
Established1983 (1983)
WebsiteEl Leoncito Astronomical Complex
Telescopes
Jorge Sahade Telescope2.2 m reflector
Solar Submillimeter Telescope1.5 m radio telescope
Helen Sawyer Hogg Telescope0.6 m reflector
Astrograph for the Southern Hemisphere0.5 m reflector
Horacio Ghielmetti Telescope0.4 m reflector
Leoncito Astronomical Complex is located in Argentina
Leoncito Astronomical Complex
Location of El Leoncito Astronomical Complex
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The El Leoncito Astronomical Complex (Spanish: Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito - CASLEO) is an astronomical observatory in the San Juan Province of Argentina. CASLEO is one of two observatories located within El Leoncito National Park, which is in a part of the country which rarely sees cloud cover. The other facility in the park is the Carlos U. Cesco Astronomical Station of the Félix Aguilar Observatory.[1] CASLEO was established in 1983 by an agreement between National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) of Argentina, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MINCYT) of Argentina, the National University of San Juan (UNSJ), the National University of La Plata (UNLP), and the National University of Córdoba (UNC).[2] The facility was dedicated in 1986 and regular observations began in 1987.

CASLEO's telescopes are located in two separate areas within the El Leoncito Park. The Jorge Sahade and Submillimeter telescopes are at the main site on the edge of the Pampa de la Ciénaga del Medio, along with support facilities. The Helen Sawyer Hogg telescope, Ghielimetti telescope, and the Astrograph for the Southern Hemisphere are located on Cerro Burek, approximately 1.6 km (1 mi) to the northeast and 85 m (279 ft) higher. Separating the areas is the Arroyo El Leoncito, which flows west into the Barreal Blanco in the Pampa de El Leoncito. The driving distance between the two sites is approximately 7 km (4.3 mi).[3]

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  1. ^ "PN El Leoncito". Administración de Parques Nacionales. Archived from the original on 2012-01-14. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  2. ^ a b "Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito - History, Visitors, etc". Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  3. ^ Distances estimated in Google Maps using the Distance Measurement Tool.
  4. ^ Type of ton - metric, long, or short - not specified.
  5. ^ "Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito - Jorge Sahade Telescope". Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  6. ^ "Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito - Solar Submillimeter Telescope". Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  7. ^ "Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito - Helen Sawyer Hogg Telescope". Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  8. ^ "Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito - Astrograph for the Southern Hemisphere". Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  9. ^ "Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito - Horacio Ghielmetti Telescope". Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito. Retrieved 2012-01-23.

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