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The largest reflectors



 

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Diamètre du 
miroir primaire 
(mètres)
Nom  Lieu Altitude
10.0 Keck1 (1993) 
Keck2 (1996)
Mauna Kea, Hawaï 4150 m
8.3 Subaru (1999) Mauna Kea, Hawaï 4100 m
8.2 Antu (1998) VLT 
Cerro Paranal, Chili
2635 m
Kueyen (1999)
Melipal (2000)
Yepun (2001)
8.1 Gemini Nord (1999) Mauna Kea, Hawaï 4100 m
Gemini Sud (2001) Cerro Pachon, Chili 2737 m
6.5 Monolithic Mirror Tel. (1999) Mt. Hopkins, Arizona, USA 2600 m
Magellan (1999) Las Campanas Obs. 
La Serena, Chili
2282 m
6.0 Bolshoi Teleskop Azimutalnyi 
(1976)
Zelentchuk, Caucase, Russie 2070m
5.0 Hale (1948) Palomar Mountain, Californie, USA 1900 m
4.2 William Herschel (1987) Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos 
La Palma, Iles Canaries, Espagne
2400 m
4.0 Victor Blanco (1974) Cerro Tololo, Chili 2200 m
3.9 Anglo-Australian (1971) Siding Spring Obs. 
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australie
1145 m
3.8 Mayall (1973) Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 2100 m
UKIRT, infrarouge (1985) Mauna Kea, Hawaï 4200 m
3.7 AEOS, militaire, tracking satellites Maui, Hawaï 3058 m
3.6 "3m60" (1977) European Southern Obs. 
Cerro La Silla, Chili
2400 m
Canada-France-Hawaï (1979) Mauna Kea, Hawaï  4200 m
Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (1997) La Palma, Iles Canaries, Espagne 2370 m
3.5 MPI-CAHA (1984) Calar Alto, Espagne 2200 m
New Technology NTT (1989) European Southern Obs. 
Cerro La Silla, Chili
2400 m
ARC (1994) Apache Point, New Mexico, USA 2788 m
WIYN (1994) Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 2100 m
Starfire, US Air Force (1994) Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, USA 1900 m
3.0 Shane (1959) Lick Observatory 
Mount Hamilton, Californie, USA
1300 m
NASA IRTF Mauna Kea, Hawaï 4160 m
NODO, miroir liquide, 
observation des débris orbitaux
New Mexico, USA 2758 m
2.7 Harlan Smith (1969) Mt. Locke, Texas, USA 2100 m
2.6 BAO Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory 
Byurakan, Arménie
1405 m
Shajn (1961) Crimean Astrophysical Observatory 
Crimea, Ukraine
600 m
2.5 Hooker (1917) Mt. Wilson, Californie, USA 1700 m
Isaac Newton (1984) Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos 
La Palma, Iles Canaries, Espagne
2382 m
Nordic Optical (1988)
du Pont Las Campanas Observatory 
La Serena, Chili
2282 m
Sloan Digital Sky Survey Apache Point, New Mexico, USA 2788 m
2.45 CHARA (2000) Mt. Wilson, Californie, USA 1700 m
2.4 Hiltner Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA 2100 m
Hubble Space Telescope (1990) HST en orbite, 
télécommandé depuis Baltimore, USA
600 000 m
2.3 WIRO, infrarouge Jelm Mtn., Wyoming, USA 2900 m
ANU Siding Spring Obs. 
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australie
1165 m
Bok (1969) Steward Obs 
Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA
2100 m
Vainu Bappu (1986) Indian Institute of Astrophysics 
Kavalur, Inde
700 m
2.2 ESO-MPI (1984) Cerro La Silla, Chili 2335 m
MPI-CAHA (1979) Calar Alto, Espagne 2200 m
UH Mauna Kea, Hawaï 4200 m
2.0 Bernard Lyot (1980) Pic du Midi, France 2850 m
2.0 2m optical infrared telescope (2000) Hanle, Himalaya, Inde 4500 m
1.93 CNRS (1958) Saint Michel de Haute Provence, France 650 m
 

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