The Pico dos Dias Observatory (OPD) is the main optical observational facility in Brasil. It was opened for the scientific community in 1981 and has 4 telescopes and offers a large range of astronomical instruments. OPD is operated and maintained by the Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica, an unit of Brazilian Ministry of Science. It is located at Brazopolis, Minas gerais, brazil. At coordinates: Longitude : +45° 34' 57" Latitude : -22° 32' 04" and at an altitude of 1860m above sea level.
Telescopes: - 1,60m Perkin & Elmer telescope: spectroscopy, photometry and images in the optical and infra-red - 0,60m Boller & Chivens telescope: photometry, image, low resolution spectroscopy - 0,60m Zeiss telescope: photometry and image - 0,40m Meade Telescope: is being prepared for robotic operation for surveys More information can be found in the LNA and OPD home pages. http://www.lna.br http://www.lna.br/opd/opd.html All Telescopes are models separately and can be found in Google Warehouse as well the whole observatory in one file. Soon I'll share the details of the observatory including cars and trees, etc..
The observatory buildings are built in a plateau over the hill that is very acurately plane, because of that I placed all 4 telescope domes on a model plateau and then inserted the model in. If I place the telescopes one by one they stay downhill out of their real positions. #astronomia #astronomy #brasil #brazopolis #cupula #dome #itajuba #minas_gerais #observatorio #observatory #telescope #telescopio