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NASA funds opportunities for US observers on the following southern-hemisphere facilities:

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    SMARTS-CHIRON

    CHIRON on the SMARTS 1.5m telescope located at the Cerro-Tololo Observatory is a fiber-fed high resolution spectrometer capable of radial velocity precisions of a few meters per second. Through the NOIRLab partnership in the SMARTS consortium, NASA has made available time for exoplanet confirmation and characterization - especially for TESS planetary candidates. Guest observing opportunities.

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    AAT-Veloce

    Veloce is a stablized high resolution echelle optical spectrograph on the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT). Veloce uses a fiber bundle to reach radial velocity precisions of a few meters per second or better. Through the NN-Explore partnership, NASA has made available time for exoplanet confirmation and characterization - especially for TESS planetary candidates. Guest observing opportunities.

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    Minerva-Australis

    Minerva-Australis is an array of 0.7m telescopes all feeding a single precision spectrograph. The facility is located at Mt. Kent Mt. Kent and is able reach radial velocity precisions of a few meters per second. Through the NN-Explore partnership, NASA has made available time for exoplanet confirmation and characterization - especially for TESS planetary candidates. Guest observing opportunities.