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Starfire
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

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The 3.5 meter telescope facility is expected to become one of the world's most capable for obtaining ultra-high resolution images at visible wavelengths. Near diffraction limited performance (in the 0.6-1.0 micron wavelength region and to an apparent visual magnitude limit greater than tenth) will be achieved within the next few years through the use of high-order adaptive optics and a sodium wavelength laser beacon. First light with the adaptive optics installed was achieved in September of 1997.

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Aperture: 3.5 meters   Latitude:
First light: 1997 Longitude:
Website Elevation: 1900 meters