Telescopes we visited with our camera systems

IOTA (the Infrared-Optical Telescope Array)

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IOTA, Mt. Hopkins Arizona, USA
Mount: Interferometer with 2 and 3 telescopes
Location: Mt. Hopkins Arizona, USA, 110° 53’ 05.6” W, 31° 41’ 29.5” N, altitude: 2570 m
Primary mirror diameters: 0.45 m, interferometric focus: f/15
Instrument: MPIfR Near-infrared Speckle camera
IOTA

GI2T (Grand Interferometre a 2 Telescopes)

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GI2T, OCA
Mount: Interferometer with 2 telescopes
Location: Calern near Nice, France, 6° 55’ 12.9” E, 43° 45’ 11.7” N, altitude: 1260 m
Primary mirror diameters: 1.5 m, interferometric focus: f/15
Instrument: MPIfR Near-infrared Speckle camera
OCA GI2T

ESO VLTI (Very Large Telescope Interferometry)

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ESO VLTI
Mount: Interferometer with 2, 3 and 4 telescopes
Location: Paranal Observatory, Chile 24° 37′ 38″ S 70° 24′ 15″ W
Primary mirror diameters: 8.2 m for stationary Unit Telescopes (UT), 1.8 m for movable Auxiliary Telescopes (AT)
Instrument: AMBER, MATISSE
ESO VLTI

LBT (Large Binocular Telescope)

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Large Binocular Telescope
Location: Mt. Graham, Arizona, USA, 109° 53' 20.63" W, 32° 42' 04.71" N, altitude: 3221 m
Mount: two mirrors on a common Alt-Azimut mount
Primary mirror diameter and f-ratio: 8.4 m, f/1.2
Instrument: LINC-NIRVANA, installed at f/15 interferometric focus with multi-axial beam combination
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ESO 2.2m

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MPG/ESO 2.2 m telescope (center)
Mount: Equatorial fork mount
Location: La Silla, Chile, 70° 44' 11.9” W, 29° 15' 28.5” S, altitude: 2335 m
Primary mirror diameter and f-ratio: 2.2 m f/3
Optical design: Richey-Chretien
Instrument: MPIfR Optical Speckle camera for photon counting, installed at the Cassegrain f/8 focal plane

ESO 3.6m

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ESO 3.6 m telescope
Mount: Equatorial horseshoe mount
Location: La Silla, Chile, 70° 43’ 54.3" W, 29° 15’ 39.8" S, altitude: 2390 m
Primary mirror diameter and f-ratio: 3.57 m f/3
Instrument: MPIfR Optical and near-infrared Speckle cameras, installed at Cassegrain the f/8 focal plane
ESO 3.6m

ESO NTT (New Technology Telescope)

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ESO New Technology Telescope
Mount: Alt-Azimuth mount
Location: La Silla, Chile, 70° 44’ 1.8” W, 29° 15’ 32.3” S, altitude: 2375 m
Primary mirror diameter and f-ratio: 3.58 m f/2.2 with active optics, Optical design: Richey-Chretien  
Instrument: MPIfR Optical and near-infrared Speckle cameras, installed at the Nasmyth focus f/11
ESO NTT

MMT (Multiple Mirror Telescope)

MMT (Multiple Mirror Telescope) Zoom Image

MMT, Smithsonian Institution and University of Arizona
Location: Mt. Hopkins Arizona, USA, 110° 53’ 06.6” W, 31° 41’ 19.9” N, altitude: 2610 m
Mount: Alt-Azimuth mount
Primary mirror diameter and f-ratio: 6.5 m, f/1.25
Instrument: MPIfR Near-infrared Speckle camera, installed at the Cassegrain f/15 focal plane
MMT

SAO BTA-6 (Bolshoi Teleskop Alt-azimutalnyi)

SAO BTA-6 (Bolshoi Teleskop Alt-azimutalnyi) Zoom Image

SAO BTA-6
Mount: Alt-Azimuth mount
Location: Zelenchuk, Russia, 41° 26’ 25.4” E, 43° 38’ 48.4” N, altitude: 2070 m
Primary mirror diameter and f-ratio: 6.0 m f/4
Instrument: MPIfR Optical and near-infrared Speckle cameras, installed at the prime focus f/4
SAO BTA-6

 
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