Magdalena Ridge Observatory

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An observatory at an altitude of 3244 m in the Magdalena mountains about 50 km west of Socorro, New Mexico, owned and operated by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) in Socorro. Its facilities are a 2.4-m reflector capable of tracking rapidly moving objects, which began operation in 2008; and an interferometer consisting of ten 1.4-m telescopes in a Y-shape with baselines up to 340 m, observing at visible and near-infrared wavelengths between 0.6 and 2.4 μm, due to begin operation in 2012.

http://www.mro.nmt.edu/ Official observatory website.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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