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Lu-Lin Observatory

The NCU (National Central University) Lu-Lin Observatory is located at Mt. Front Lu-Lin, 120o 52' 25" E and 23o 28' 07" N, a 2862-m peak in the Yu-Shan National Park.
The construction of Lu-Lin Observatory was finished on January 14, 1999. The initial study of Lu-Lin site was started since late 1989. Later on, a three-year project was founded by the National Science Council (NSC) to support the development of a modern seeing monitor for this site survey study from 1990 through 1993. The average seeing of Lu-Lin site is about 1.39 arc-second with average 200 clear nights annually. The sky background of this site is 20.72 mag/arcsec2 in V band and 21.22 mag/arcsec2 in B band.

The Lu-Lin observatory is developed for both research and education activity. A homemade 76-cm Super Light Telescope (SLT) and three TAOS's 50-cm robotic telescopes will be the two major research facilities. We are proposing a pilot program to perform SLT observations of time-varying astrophysical objects exploiting the unique geophysical location (e.g. time and longitudinal coverage) of Taiwan at the Western Pacific Rim in such topics of emerging interest. The TAOS #1 telescope was installed at Lu-Lin in late March of 2000, while the other two will be installed in late 2001 for the survey work of Kuiper Belt Objects.
Latitude: 23.468672, Longitude: 120.873711

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