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Large Binocular Telescope


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A joint US–Italian–German telescope consisting of twin 8.4-m mirrors on a common mounting at Mount Graham International Observatory. The first mirror began operation in 2005, with the second following in 2008. The telescope has the light-gathering area of a single 11.8-m reflector. The mirror centres are 14.4 m apart. The LBT has its headquarters at Tucson, Arizona.

http://medusa.as.arizona.edu/lbto/index.htm Official telescope website.

http://medusa.as.arizona.edu/lbto/images/2007/09/070914af.jpg

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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