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Astronomical Research in Chile

Author(s):
Roland Lemke (Astronomisches Institut Ruhr-Universität Bochum), 
Company: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Published: dSPACE NEWS 2005/2, May 2005

Telescopes in the Atacama Desert in Chile are jointly maintained by the Astronomisches Institut at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany (AIRUB), and the University of Antofagasta. Research there mainly concentrates on the development of young stars and energy bursts in quasars. Soon there will be three more telescopes, including an innovative hexapod telescope, turning the complex into a sizable observatory. A DS1103 PPC Controller Board is used to control the hexapod telescope’s movable legs.