Kavalur Observatory, Vellore
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Kavalur Observatory

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Kavalur Observatory
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  • Best Time:  During Night
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Sanjay Hegde
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"Has the best telescopes."

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2013
Having some of the best telescopes with all the largest spectrum viewer, the Vainu Bappu observatory is the best.
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About Kavalur Observatory

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The Kavalur Observatory, also known as Vainu Bappu Observatory, is home to the largest telescope in Asia. Located in Kavalur in the Javadu Hills in Alangayam, this observatory is situated at an altitude of 725 m above mean sea level.

The observatory has been set away from the city in order to be closer to the equator. This helps cover both the northern and the southern hemispheres.
 

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