Observatory Sites

Wise Observatory
South District, Israel

One 1-meter telescope (NRES only)
coming online in 2017

Cerro Tololo Observatory
District IV, Chile

One 0.4-meter telescope
Three 1-meter telescopes

Goleta
California

International Headquarters
and Data Center

United Kingdom

Liverpool, European Operations Center

Cardiff, Education Headquarters

Ali Observatory
Western Tibet, China

Two 1-meter telescopes
coming online in 2018

Haleakala Observatory
Mauia, Hawaii

Two 0.4-meter telescopes
One 2-meter telescope

McDonald Observatory
Fort Davis, Texas

One 1-meter telescope

Teide Observatory
Canary Islands, Spain

Two 0.4-meter telescopes

South African
Astronomical Observatory

Sutherland, South Africa

Three 1-meter telescopes

Siding Spring Observatory
New South Wales, Australia

Two 0.4-meter telescopes
Two 1-meter telescopes
One 2-meter telescope

  Elevation (m) Code Timezone Status
Siding Spring Observatory
31° 16′ 23.88″S
149° 4′ 15.6″E
1,116 COJ UTC+10

1 x 2-meter
2 x 1-meter
2 x 0.4-meter
South African Astronomical Observatory
32° 22′ 48″S
20° 48′ 36″E
1,460 CPT UTC+2
3 x 1-meter
1 x 0.4-meter (coming online 2017)
Teide Observatory
28º 18′ 00″N
16° 30′ 35″W
2,330 TFN UTC 2 x 0.4-meter
Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory
30° 10′ 2.64″S
70° 48′ 17.28″W
2,198 LSC UTC-3
3 x 1-meter
1 x 0.4-meter
1 x 0.4-meter (coming online 2017)
McDonald Observatory
30° 40′ 12″N
104° 1′ 12″W
2,070 ELP UTC-6
1 x 1-meter
1 x 0.4-meter (coming online 2017)
Haleakala Observatory
20° 42′ 27″N
156° 15′ 21.6″W
3,055 OGG UTC-10 1 x 2-meter
2 x 0.4-meter
Wise Observatory
30° 35′ 45″ N
34° 45′ 48″E
875 TLV UTC+2 1 x 1-meter
coming online 2017
Ali Observatory
32° 19′ N
80° 1′E
5,100 NGQ UTC+8 Under construction

The Minor Planet Center codes for all of our telescopes can be found on our MPC codes page.

2-meter

For more information, please view the 2-meter telescope detailed description page.

Instrumentation

  • Spectral camera, Fairchild CCD-486 on straight-through port,
  • FLOYDS low resolution spectrograph on a side port.

1-meter

For more information, please view the 1-meter telescope detailed description page.

Instrumentation

  • Sinistro CCD, Fairchild CCD-486 BI, 4Kx4K, 0.39″ pixels, FoV 27x27′
  • NRES high resolution spectrograph

Photometric Coefficients

0.4-meter

For more information, please view the 0.4-meter telescope detailed description page.

Instrumentation