Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatories

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatories

Located near Amado, Arizona on Mount Hopkins, the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) has facilities at three different elevations.

The Summit at 2616m (8585ft):

The 6.5-meter MMT (256-inch), a joint facility operated with the University of Arizona, for solar system, galactic and extragalactic astronomy.

The Ridge at 2340m (7800ft):

The 1.5-meter Tillinghast (60-inch) and 1.2-meter (48-inch) reflector telescopes, for solar system, galactic and extragalactic astronomy.
The HAT (Hungarian-made Automated Telescope) array of four optical refractor telescopes with 200-mm lenses plus a single reflector telescope, used for robotic searches for variable stars and exoplanets.
The MEarth array of eight 40-cm optical reflector telescopes, used for robotic searches for exoplanets.
The MINERVA array of four 70-cm optical reflector telescopes, used for robotic studies of exoplanets.

The Visitor Center Area at 1270m (4230ft):

The VERITAS array of four 12-m reflectors for gamma-ray astronomy in the 50GeV-50TeV energy range.

520-670-5707
Mt. Hopkins
AZ 85645 USA
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