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University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory

(TAO, Tokyo Atacama Observatory)
(observatory for a 6.5 m infrared telescope under construction)

The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory (TAO or Tokyo Atacama Observatory) is an observatory under development on the 5640 m peak, Cerro Chajnantor next to the Chajnantor Plateau, on the Atacama Desert in Chile, to host a 6.5-meter near-infrared/mid-infrared telescope that is currently under construction. The observatory will be the highest-elevation observatory in the world. Instruments:

Both have been tested on the Subaru Telescope. A 1 meter telescope serving as a pilot at the site (miniTAO) has been in operation since 2009. Instruments:

Further reading:

Referenced by pages:
Atacama Desert
Llano de Chajnantor Observatory