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    Considerations when Constructing an Observatory

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    I'm trying to construct (hypothetically) a new optical observatory, and money is no object. Other than putting it into space, what factors will affect my decision for its location on Earth?

    Altitude, close to equator, desert location, etc.?

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    Here are the factors:

    1. Minimize distortion in signal due to dense atmosphere -- build on high ...

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    In brief described factors affecting an optical observatory to be constructed in the solution.