Indian Astronomical Observatory
Indian Astronomical Observatory

Indian Astronomical Observatory

Indian Astronomical Observatory is an observatory at an elevation of 4.500m (14,764ft) above the sea level, located in Ladakh, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The road to the summit is asphalted and pretty steep. The obseravtory was established in 2011. The cloudless skies and low atmospheric water vapour make it one of the best sites in the world for optical, infrared, sub-millimetre, and millimetre wavelengths.
Pic: Shubham Daniel

 

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