Thai National Observatory

Created on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 Published Date Written by Super User

Building dome  

 Thai National Observatory is the main facility of the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, located at the very top of the highest mountain (Doi Inthanon) in  Chiang Mai Province, which is also renowned for the superb climate and tourist attraction. At 2,457 meters above the mean sea level, the observatory has superb seeing conditions suitable for advanced research in Astronomy and Astrophysics. The Observatory houses a 2.4-meter reflecting telescope with an alt-azimuth drive system. This system has been synchronized with automatic control of the dome structure. The observatory will therefore play a significant role in supporting research in optical astronomy and international collaboration.

The Observatory is now under construction and is expected to be completed in 2011.

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