CERRO TOLOLO OBSERVATORY

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The Cerro Tololo Astronomical Observatory is a complex of astronomical telescopes and instruments. It is located in Chile, about 500km north of Santiago and about 75km east of La Serena, at an altitude of 2200 meters. The observatory site was chosen in 1963 after a three-year search. Here is a sky unaffected by city lights and with a very transparent atmosphere, which combine to create one of the best sites in the world for astronomical observations.  
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