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CHARA
Mt. Wilson, California

The flagship project of Georgia State University's Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) is its optical/interferometric array of six telescopes located on Mount Wilson, California. Each telescope of the CHARA Array has a light-collecting mirror 1-meter in diameter. The telescopes are dispersed over the mountain to provide a two-dimensional layout that provides the resolving capability (but not the light collecting ability!) of a single telescope a fifth of a mile in diameter.

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Aperture: 2.45 meters   Latitude: 34 13 N
First light: 2001 Longitude: 118 4 W
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Elevation: 1700 meters