The Hobby-Eberly Telescope is a
9.2 meter Reflector Telescope in Texas
that is part of the McDonald Observatory.
It opened in 1996.
It has a Segmented Mirror consisting of 91 hexagonal mirror segments.
- VIRUS - "Visible integral-field replicable unit spectrograph"
- HRS-2 - "high resolution spectrograph".
- HPF - "habitable-zone planet finder"
- HRS - "high resolution spectrograph"
- MRS - "medium resolution spectrograph"
- LRS - "low resolution spectrograph"
Its instruments are used for the
HETDEX survey, i.e., Hobby-Everly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment.
Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) was originally planned to be a copy
of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope which has the
same spherical Primary Mirror but SALT includes
some significant changes.