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Hobby-Eberly Telescope

(HET, SST, Spectroscopic Survey Telescope)
(10 meter telescope in Texas)

The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET, originally to be named the Spectroscopic Survey Telescope, SST) is a 10-meter reflector telescope at the McDonald Observatory in Texas that began operation in 1996. It has a segmented mirror consisting of 91 hexagonal mirror segments. Instruments:

Former instruments:

Its instruments are used for the HETDEX survey, i.e., Hobby-Everly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment.

The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) was originally planned to be a copy of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope which has the same spherical primary mirror but SALT includes some significant changes.


(telescope,reflector,dark energy,ground,Texas)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobby-Eberly_Telescope
http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/research/telescopes/HET
https://mcdonald.utexas.edu/for-researchers/research-facilities/hobby-eberly-telescope

Referenced by pages:
NEWS
Southern African Large Telescope (SALT)
segmented mirror

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