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Recent Developments At The Multiple Mirror Telescope
Author(s): J. M. Beckers
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Paper Abstract

The Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) serves a dual function. It is a very large astronomical telescope with state-of-the-art instrumentation which is now being used for 85% of the time for astronomical research. It fills an equally important function as a testbed for new concepts in making large aperature telescopes at a modest cost. The MMT outperforms other telescopes in a number of areas, thus making it the benchmark against which future astronomical facilities will be measured. This paper summarizes the performance of the MMT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0365, Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology, (23 August 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934194
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J. M. Beckers, Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0365:
Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology
Richard J. Becherer; Bruce A. Horwitz, Editor(s)

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