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#1 Lucullus

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 10:30 AM

Is there an astronomical observatory on the Cape Verde islands? I didn't find any information. But the location surely would offer access to a lot of sky without much light pollution.

 

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 11:32 AM

Can't answer your query direct but suggest you check clear skies data for these islands.  Our astro society went there without checking and only had 1 night in 7 that was any use .  Could have been just unlucky but doubt it :(

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 04:43 AM

There is an Atmospheric Observatory only.

https://www.ncas.ac....0-cvao-overview



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Posted 15 October 2020 - 11:55 AM

For anyone who is interested: under the personal assumption that Cape Verde and Ascension Island have comparable observing characteristics, this paper might be interesting.




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