Africa Site Test 1955

Early site testing in the Karroo Region. Between October 1955 and March 1957, first series of site tests were performed over a wide range or geographic latitudes in South Africa, gradually converging to the Karroo semi-desert region. This picture shows the observing post on the Rooiberg hill near Cillitzdorp in the southern Karroo, with a Danjon telescope equipped with a Walraven refractor-photometer. The picture was taken by one of the principal participants of these site tests, J. Dommanget.

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ESO/J.Dommanget

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Release date:3 December 2009, 23:18
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