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The Cerro Armazones Observatory (OCA) in Chile is operated by CAMK since January 2021. It is located at the vicinity of the new ESO E-ELT construction site.

  • latitude 24°35’53″S
  • longitude 70°11’47″W
  • height above sea level 2817 m

It is currently the only green observatory in the world powered by wind turbines and solar power, operating totally autonomous.

Areal view of the RUB site

The 1.5m Hexapod telescope along with its pyramid shaped housing has been dismantled.

New 5m Ash Dome replacing the housing for the Hexapod telescope.

A new 5m Ash-Dome was erected in its place in July 2018.

AIP instrument page