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Thirty Meter Telescope

(extremely large telescope planned for Hawaii)

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is a 30-meter adaptive optics, segmented-mirror-reflecting extremely large telescope plan, intended for Mauna Kea, Hawaii, for first light in 2027. Site construction was delayed for some time, and relocating the plan to Canary Islands was considered, but as of 2018, plans are proceeding to built it at the Mauna Kea Observatories, with parts construction proceeding.

Planned instruments:


Referenced by:
adaptive optics (AO)
California Extremely Large Telescope (CELT)
extremely large telescope (ELT)
Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope (GSMT)
Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
Nasmyth telescope
reflector telescope
segmented mirror
United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT)