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Zelenchukskaya-Telescope BTA6

Zelenchukskaya-Telescope BTA6

Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The BTA-6 has a prime mirror diameter of 6 m and is housed in a 48 m diameter dome at an altitude of 2,070 m. Seeing first light in late 1975, it held the record for the largest telescope in the world from its completion until 1993 when it was surpassed by the Keck 1 telescope in Hawaii.

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Melbourne Observatory

Melbourne Observatory

During the middle of the 19th century the Government of Victoria voted the sum of £5000 for the construction of a large equatorial telescope to be erected at the Melbourne Observatory, Australia.
The construction of the grand instrument was entrusted to Mr.Grubb, F.R.S., of Dublin, Ireland. At the commencement of the year 1868 the telescope was completed.
The Great Melbourne teles...
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La Negra telescope

La Negra telescope

A 17-story Millimetre Radio telescope being assembled atop of the 15,000-foot La Negra dormant volcano.
It will probe the origins of the universe with an antenna dish the size of a baseball infield.
The Large Millimetre Telescope is a bi-national project sponsored by both U.S. and Mexican governments and institutions to build the largest single-dish millimetre-wavelength radio t...
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Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope

Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope

The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) (near camp Westerbork, north of the village of Westerbork, Midden-Drenthe, in the northeastern Netherlands) is an aperture synthesis interferometer that consists of a linear array of 14 antennas arranged on a 2.7 km East-West line. It has a similar arrangement to other radio telescopes such as the One-Mile Telescope and the Ryle Telescope. Ten of ...
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Lowell Observatory

Lowell Observatory

Lowell Observatory is an astronomical observatory near Flagstaff, Arizona. It was founded in 1894 by astronomer Percival Lowell.
The observatory operates several telescopes at two locations in Flagstaff. The main facility, located on Mars Hill just west of downtown Flagstaff, houses the original 24-inch (.61-metre) Clark Refracting Telescope.
The telescope is listed as a US nation...
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Ryle Telescope

Ryle Telescope

The Ryle Telescope was a linear east-west radio telescope array at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory. In 2004 three of the telescopes were moved to create a compact two-dimensional array of telescopes at the east end of the interferometer. The remaining five antennas were switched off on 19 June 2006. The eight antennas have now become the Arcminute Microkelvin Imager Large Array.
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Anglo-Australian Observatory

Anglo-Australian Observatory

The Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO) is an optical/near-infrared astronomy observatory with its headquarters in suburban Sydney, Australia. Presently it is jointly funded by the United Kingdom and Australian governments and operates the 3.9 metre Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) and 1.2 metre UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST) at Siding Spring Observatory, located near the town of Coonabarabran, Aus...
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Sardinia Radio telescope

Sardinia Radio telescope

The location of the most powerful Italian radio telescope in the island of Sardinia has been motivated by several scientific goals.
http://www.ca.astro.it/srt/index.htm
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Roque de los Muchachos Observatory

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Spanish: Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos) is an astronomical observatory located in the municipality of Garafía on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. The observatory site is operated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias which is based on nearby Tenerife, and it is part of European Northern Observatory.

The seeing statistics mak...

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Hubble telescope inside

Hubble telescope inside

I found this immage and wonder if it's the mirror inside the Hubble telescope that appeared while photo was taken.
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Stanford Radio Telescope

Stanford Radio Telescope

The Stanford University radio telescope which is used for SETI research.
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Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico (Overlay)

Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico (Overlay)

Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico.

The observatory's radio telescope is the largest single telescope in the world, also known from the US-movie "Contact". In contrast to most other this telescopes is not tiltable and swivelling.
Diameter: 305 m (1000 ft)
Focus lenght: 132.5 m (434 ft)
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