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William Herschel Telescope

(WHT, Herschel Telescope)
(4.2 meter telescope in the Canary Islands)

The William Herschel Telescope (or WHT or Herschel Telescope) is a 4.2 meter monolithic-mirror optical/near-infrared reflector telescope in the Canary Islands. It came into service in 1987 and is operated by the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING). It was an early large telescope using an altazimuth mount.


Future instrument:

Former instrument:

The integral field unit INTEGRAL is/was used on it.

Another "Herschel" is the Herschel Space Observatory.

(telescope,reflector,visible light,infrared,ground,Canary Islands)
Further reading:

Referenced by pages:
Herschel Space Observatory
integral field unit (IFU)
Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING)
Isaac Newton Telescope (INT)
integral field spectrograph
monolithic mirror
Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM)
Ritchey-Chrétien telescope (RCT)