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Hobby-Eberly Telescope

(HET)
(9.2 meter telescope in Texas)

The Hobby-Eberly Telescope is a 9.2 meter reflector telescope in Texas that is part of the McDonald Observatory. It opened in 1996. It has a segmented mirror consisting of 91 hexagonal mirror segments. Instruments:

In development:

Former instruments:

Its instruments are used for the HETDEX survey, i.e., Hobby-Everly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment.

The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) was originally planned to be a copy of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope which has the same spherical primary mirror but SALT includes some significant changes.


(telescope,reflector,dark energy,ground,Texas)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobby-Eberly_Telescope
http://www.as.utexas.edu/mcdonald/het/het.html

Referenced by:
NEWS
segmented mirror

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