Hobby-Eberly Telescope: a progress report

Thomas A. Sebring, Lawrence W. Ramsey

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The Hobby-Eberly Telescope, nearing completion at McDonald Observatory in west Texas is an optical Arecibo-type telescope utilizing an 11-meter primary mirror and a 9.2-meter effective aperture. Innovative approaches have been employed to provide this large modern telescope at a total cost of $13.5 million. A joint project of the University of Texas, The Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, the University of Munich, and the University of Goettingen, the telescope will be completed in mid 1997. First light is expected in mid 1996.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0819422681
StatePublished - 1997
EventOptical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow - Landskrona/Hven, Swed
Duration: May 29 1996May 29 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOptical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow
CityLandskrona/Hven, Swed

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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