Thirty Meter Telescope
(extremely large telescope planned for Hawaii)
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is
a 30-meter adaptive optics, segmented-mirror-reflecting
extremely large telescope plan, intended for Mauna Kea, Hawaii,
for first light in 2027.
As of 2019, site construction has been delayed for years
and a revised plan to locate it on the Canary Islands
is under consideration.
Both sites are high and dry, but the Hawaiian site is superior.
Referenced by pages:
adaptive optics (AO)
California Extremely Large Telescope (CELT)
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO)
extremely large telescope (ELT)
Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope (GSMT)
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT)