Large Binocular Telescope
(dual 8.4 meter telescope in Arizona)
The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) is a
pair of two 8.4 meter Reflector Telescopes
on Mount Graham (3221m) in Arizona.
The twin reflectors give it both light-capturing
capability and ability to capture fine detail
through Optical Interferometry
(in that case,
called the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer or LBTI)
or to carry out different observations two instruments simultaneously.
One reflector has been in production since 2005 and the second
The reflectors are mounted together and
use Adaptive Optics.
- LBC - Optical/near Ultraviolet wide field camera.
- PEPSI - high resolution optical Spectrograph (future).
- MODS - multi object optical spectrograph.
- LUCI - multi object Infrared spectrograph.
- LINC/Nirvana - wide-field.
- LBTI/LMIRCAM - imaging spectrograph.
- LBTI/NOMIC - N Band nulling imager.
- FLAO - first light adaptive optics.
- ARGOS - guide device.
Some of these instruments planned for both reflectors currently
are in place only on one.
(telescope,reflector,visible light,infrared,ultraviolet,ground,Arizona,optical interferometer)
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA)