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Name: Anthony
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Date: Around 1999

What are some telescopes in the U.S. that have high resolution spectroscopes?

The best place to find out this information I store call the Adler Planetarium or to look up one of the many astronomy magazines in the local library. I don't think that anyone on the board at the moment really knows. If you can find a collection of Physics Today magazine in a library there are several good articles about astrophysics and telescopes with the last year or so.

Sam B

Here are some of the bigger telescopes in the US:

Yerkes Observatory, Williams Bay, Wisconsin (Worlds largest refracting telescope)
do = 40 inches
fo = 63.5 ft

Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, San Jose, CA: (Refracting telescope)
do = 36 inches
fo = 57.8 ft

Special Astrophical Observatory, Bol'shoi Teleskop, Mount Pastukh, USSR
do = approx. 600 cm
fo = ? - 2400 cm
Palomar Observatory, George Ellery Hale Telescope Palomar Mountain, California
do = 508 cm
fo = 1676 cm
Fred Whipple Observatory, Multiple Mirror Telescope, Mount Hopkins, AZ
do = 450 cm (Effective)
fo = 494 cm
Kitt Peak National Observatory, Nicholas U. Mayall Feflector Kitt Peak, AZ
do = 381 cm
fo = 1070 cm
Palomar Observatory, Palomar Schmidt Telescope, Palomar Mountain, CA
do = 183 cm
fo = 307 cm

other in the US include:
United Kingdom Infrared, Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Canada-France-Hawaii, Mauna Kea, Hawaii
NASA IRTF, Mauna Kea, Hawaii
McDonald, Mt. Locke, Texas
Hooker, Mt. Wilson, California


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