Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer

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The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer combines the light from these two 8-meter class telescopes on Mount Graham in Arizona to form the largest single-mount telescope in the world.
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Mission Summary

The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer, or LBTI, is a ground-based instrument connecting two 8-meter class telescopes on Mount Graham in Arizona to form the largest single-mount telescope in the world. The interferometer is designed to detect and study stars and planets outside our solar system.

Unlike other interferometers, it also provides high-resolution images of faint objects over a wide field-of-view, including galaxies in the Hubble Deep Field with 10 times the Hubble resolution.


Acronym: LBTI
 
Type: Airborne/Ground
 
Status: Current
 
Launch Date: December 06, 2010
 
Target: Universe
 
Current Location: Mount Graham, Arizona
 
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