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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope


The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will be one of the next class of super giant earth-based telescopes. It will be located at Cerro Pachón in Chile. The LSST project is the work of an international consortium of universities and science institutions - including the University of Arizona. Up to date news on the status of the LSST is provided here. Below are links to the expected optical and instrument specifications.


LSST Specifications

Location Specifications






8736 ft.

Telescope Specifications


8.4 m per mirror

Focal Length  

10.31 m



Additional Information on telescope specifications

Additional information regarding optical specifications




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