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(6.5 meter telescope at Mt. Hopkins, Arizona)

MMT is a 6.5 meter telescope at the MMT Observatory (MMTO) on Mt. Hopkins in Arizona on the grounds of the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory. MMT stands for Multiple Mirror Telescope, which described the telescope as it was originally built in 1979. Each of six primary mirrors reflected its light to its own secondary after which the beams were combined. It was rebuilt in 1998-2000 as a 6.5 meter monolithic mirror telescope, and the abbreviation MMT was retained as its name.


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Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO)
Multi-Epoch Nearby Cluster Survey (MENeaCS)
monolithic mirror