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