Smithsonian Institution, Multiple Mirror Telescope

Mount Hopkins, AZ


Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory



With the advent of economical large spun cast mirrors, the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Arizona wished to convert the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) to a telescope with a single 6.5 m dia. mirror to retain its position as one of the world’s most powerful instruments.  SGH developed the drawings and specifications for this modification.