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The MMT Observatory, a joint venture of the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Arizona is located on the summit of Mt. Hopkins in south eastern Arizona, on the grounds of the Smithsonian's Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory. Below are links to the optical and instrument specifications to assist observers.

 

MMT Specifications

Location Specifications

Longtitude

-110.8850

Latitude

31.6883

Elevation

8585 ft.

Telescope Specifications

Aperture

6.5 m

Focal Length  

9.6 m

Mount

Elevation/Azimuth

Additional Information on the telescope

Additional information regarding optical specifications

Instruments

ARIES

Arizona Infrared imager and Echelle Spectrograph

MIRAC-BLINC

Mid-Infrared Array Camera and Bracewell Infrared Nulling Cryostat

MMT Spectrograph

Blue & Red Channel Spectrographs

Clio2

1-5 micron imager, coronagraph, and low spectral resolution spectrometer

Hectospec & Hectochelle

Moderate & high resolution, multiobject optical spectrograph

MAESTRO

The MMT Advanced Echelle Spectrograph

MMT-POL

Adaptive optics optimized imaging polarimeter

MMTCam

f/5 Wavefront Sensor and Science Camera

PISCES

JHK wide field imager

SPOL

Imaging spectropolarimeter

SWIRC

SAO Widefield InfraRed Camera

MMIRS

NIR Multi-Object Slit Spectrograph

Additional instrumentation & Science Operations

 

Current weather at the MMT.