Astrophysics (index)

Thirty Meter Telescope

(extremely large telescope planned for Hawaii)

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is a 30-meter Adaptive Optics, Segmented-mirror-reflecting Extremely Large Telescope plan, intended for Mauna Kea, Hawaii, for first light in 2022. Site construction was delayed for some time, with the possibility of relocation to Canary Islands, but as of 2017, plans are proceeding to built it at the Mauna Kea Observatories, with parts construction proceeding.

Planned instruments:


Referenced by:
Adaptive Optics (AO)
Extremely Large Telescope (ELT)
Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
Nasmyth Telescope
Reflector Telescope
Segmented Mirror
United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT)