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Large Binocular Telescope

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The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) is located on Mt. Graham in south eastern Arizona, and is part of the Mount Graham International Observatory. It is unique both in having the largest total collecting area of any Optical/IR telescope and, more importantly, provides the largest optical baseline, which enables the highest resolution IR imaging through the technique of interferometry. With its 22.5m baseline, It is the first of the next generation of large ground based telescope that are expected to have baselines of 20m or greater. The LBT is a private telescope operated by an international consortium of universities from Germany, Italy and the United States - including the University of Arizona.

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LBT Specifications

Location Specifications

Longtitude

-109.8719

Latitude

32.7016

Elevation

9521 ft.

Telescope Specifications

Aperture

Two 8.4 m mirrors

Focal Length  

9.6 m

Mount

Elevation/Azimuth

Additional Information on telescope specifications

 
Instruments
LBC Large Binocular Cameras
LBTI Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer
LINC-Nirvana LBT Interferometric Camera/Near-IR & Visible Adaptive Interferometer for Astronomy
LUCI LBT Utility Camera (& Spectrograph) Imaging fields for Extragalactic Research
MODS Optical Spectrograph

PEPSI

Potsdam Echelle Polarimetric & Spectroscopic Instrument

Additional instrumentation & Science Operations

 

The weather forecast at the LBT is provided by the National Weather Service.