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SONG going down under

The site includes telescopes of the MINERVA project and SONG will be located on one (possibly three) of the six larger platforms in the central part of the observatory.

Funding for a new fibre-fed spectrograph is secured and a 70cm telescope to be located at the Mt. Kent Observatory in Southern Queensland, Australia is guaranteed.

Collaboration with colleagues at the University of Southern Queensland has led to a joint effort to construct a third SONG site in the eastern part of Australia.

The new site will consist of a 70cm telescope and a fibre-fed high resolution spectrograph with the possibility to add two additional telescopes to compensate for the smaller size of the individual telescopes.