PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 444 - 38th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2023) - Gamma-ray Astronomy (GA)
Scientific Potential for Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Southern Andean Peruvian Regions
E.G. Meza Quispe*, L. Otiniano, M. Zegarra-Valles, A. Cuayla and J.A. Bellido
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The construction of new astrophysical observatories in South America are envisaged for the following years, for example, CTA and SWGO. In this context, we introduce the southern Andean region of Peru, known as the Altiplano (high ground). In this region there are high-altitude plateaus and lagoons with the potential to harbor an observatory dedicated to study high-energy gamma rays from the ground. In this paper we present some candidate sites located near the Peruvian Astronomical Observatory of Moquegua (IAU MPC Code W73). We report their relevant characteristics such as accessibility, internet availability and general weather conditions. We will also discuss the availability of the Peruvian Astronomical Observatory to contribute with local multi-wavelength follow-up campaigns in connection with future astronomical/astrophysical facilities.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.444.0949
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