40 Inch (1.02 meters) Telescope for Carnegie Institute, Las Campanas Observatory, Chile


Installed in 1971, this telescope was named the Henrietta Swope telescope in honor of a Carnegie astronomer.

In mid-2000, the control system of the Swope telescope (C40) was upgraded to a computer-controlled TCS. Since this system is easy to use, a night assistant is no longer provided to operate the telescope.

Visit the Las Campanas Observatory website for more information about this telescope.