Apache Point Observatory

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Site operations of the Apache Point Observatory.
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Site operations of the Apache Point Observatory.

The Apache Point Observatory is located in the Sacramento Mountains in Sunspot, New Mexico (USA) 18 miles south of Cloudcroft. The observatory consists of the Astrophysical Research Consortium's 3.5-meter telescope, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey 2.5-m telescope with a 20" photometric telescope, and New Mexico State University's 1.0-m telescope. Access to the telescopes and buildings is restricted, but the public is welcomed to stroll the grounds.

As of 2004, the 3.5m telescope is being modified for the APOLLO lunar-ranging project.

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