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What are some telescopes in the US that have high resolution spectroscopes?



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The best way to find out this information is to call the Adler Planetarium or to look up one of the many astronomy magazines in the local library. If you can find a collection of Physics Today magazine in a library there are several good articles about astrophysics and telescopes.

Sam Bowen


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 Astrophysical Observatory, Bolshoi 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 Reflector, Kitt Peak, Arizona
do = 381 cm
fo = 1070 cm

Palomar Observatory, Palomar Schmidt Telescope, Palomar Mountain, California
do = 183 cm
fo = 307 cm

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


Christopher Baker


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