Virtual Tour of SOAR Telescope

SOAR (SOuthern Astrophysical Research) telescope is a 4.1 meter telescope located on Cerro Pachon, near La Serena, Chile. Cerro Pachon also hosts Gemini South and LSST.

The Mountain at Night
Telescope Optics
Cerro Pachon's Nature

You can click to drag the 360 degree images around to see what the view is like on the mountain. Gemini South is just in the background of the photo below, up the road, and down the road (not pictured) is a small dormitory where the observing staff sleep during the day.

This picture shows a closer view of Gemini South:


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