|Large Binocular Telescope
Mt. Graham, Arizona
The LBT project consists of two 8.4-meter mirrors on a common mount. This telescope is equivalent in light-gathering power to a single 11.8 meter instrument. Because of its binocular arrangement, the telescope has a resolving power (ultimate image sharpness) corresponding to a 22.8-meter telescope. The LBT will provide new and more powerful views of deep space, including potentially answering fundamental questions about the origins of the universe and mysterious worlds in other planetary systems.
|Aperture: 8.4 meters||Latitude: 32.701520|
|First light: 2008||Longitude: -109.889585|
|Elevation: 3170 meters|