Mt. Locke, Texas
The Harlan J. Smith Telescope is a 2.7m (107-in.) telescope located at the McDonald Observatory (30.681? N 104.015? W). This telescope is one of several research telescopes that are part of the University of Texas at Austin observatory perched atop Mount Locke in the Davis Mountains of west Texas. The telescope was completed in 1968 with substantial NASA assistance, and is named after Harlan James Smith, the first Texas director of McDonald Observatory. Smith was the Observatory Director for 26 years.
|Aperture: 2.7 meters||Latitude: 30 40 N|
|First light: 1968||Longitude: 104 1 W|
|Elevation: 2100 meters|