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William Herschel Telescope

(WHT, Herschel Telescope)
(4.2 meter telescope in the Canary Islands)

The William Herschel Telescope (or WHT or Herschel Telescope) is a 4.2 meter segmented mirror optical/near-infrared reflector telescope in the Canary Islands. It came into service in 1987 and is operated by the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes.


Former instrument:

The integral field unit INTEGRAL is/was used on it.

Another "Herschel" is the Herschel Space Observatory.

(telescope,reflector,visible light,infrared,ground,Canary Islands)

Referenced by:
Herschel Space Observatory
integral field unit (IFU)
integral field spectrograph
Ritchey-Chrétien telescope (RCT)