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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. Planned instruments:

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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
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
Nasmyth telescope
reflector telescope
segmented mirror
United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT)