Observatorio “El Sauce” (Willow in Spanish) is a completely robotic Observatory located in the Río Hurtado Valley, in the south of the Atacama desert, a place with one of the best skies in the world. Can you imagine yourself observing from your home with sub-arcsecond seeing? Besides being located in such an amazing place, Obstech provides you with a team of experts who will help your system work optimally without the need of traveling there.
The Observatory is fully operative and awaiting for your telescopes!
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Observatorio El Sauce
La Silla Observatory
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Gemini South Observatory
El Sauce Observatory is located in the Río Hurtado Valley in Chile. This location shares the same great sky with important scientific observatories such as Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory (CTIO) and Gemini South. Thanks to its remote location far from major cities it benefits from one of the darkest skies in the world.