E-ELT site testing - Cerro Macon / Argentina

The E-ELT programme office has studied half a dozen potential sites for the future E-ELT observatory. Various aspects need to be considered in the site selection process. Parameters taken into account are not restricted to 'sky quality', but include more general scientific aspects, as well as parameters essential for construction and operations (e.g. accessibility, water and power supply, political stability etc.). The above picture shows a view of the Macon Ridge — or Cerro Macon, a site located in Argentina, as seen from the east. Cerro Macon was not included in the E-ELT Site Selection Advisory Committee's final short list for the recommended site.

Credit:

ESO/G. Lombardi (glphoto.it)

About the Image

Id:p1010281
Type:Photographic
Release date:29 March 2010, 11:01
Size:3552 x 2368 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Desert, European Extremely Large Telescope
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - E-ELT

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