About FLWO

Located near Amado, Arizona, on Mount Hopkins, the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory has the following facilities:

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The 6.5-meter MMT (256-inch), a joint facility operated with the University of Arizona, for solar system, galactic and extragalactic astronomy.
1.3-meter (51-inch) PAIRITEL (Peters Automated IR Imaging Telescope, ex-2MASS) reflector, for infrared observations, especially of gamma-ray bursts, supernovae and other variable sources.
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The HAT (Hungarian Automated Telescope) network of optical refractor telescopes, used for robotic observations of the night sky.
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MEarth is a transit survey of about 2000 nearby M-dwarf stars. It is a fully robotic system with 8 independent 0.4m-diameter reflectors that monitor these stars every night.
An array of four 12-meter reflectors for gamma-ray astronomy in the 50GeV-50TeV energy range.

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