Discovery Channel Telescope

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A 4.2-m telescope owned and operated by Lowell Observatory, due to be opened in 2011. It will be used in the search for near-Earth objects and extrasolar planets, and for studying the Kuiper Belt, as well as for educational and broadcasting purposes. The DCT is sited at an altitude of 2360 m on a peak called Happy Jack in the Coconino National Forest, about 65 km southeast of Flagstaff, Arizona. It will be able to switch from an ultra-wide-field (prime focus) mode for surveys to a longer focal length for spectroscopy and detailed imaging.

http://www.lowell.edu/DCT/index.php Official telescope website.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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