The Australian Node

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Mt. Kent Observatory: The future location for the third SONG node in Southern Queensland, Australia

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.