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The Large Binocular Telescope

The Large Binocular Telescope with both eyes open
LBT Project Web Sites:
Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (Tucson)

LBT Instruments:
MODS: The Multi-Object Double Spectrograph (OSU)
LBC: Large Binocular Camera (Roma, Arcetri, Padova, & Trieste)
LUCIFER: Near-IR Spectrometer and Imager (LSW, MPIA, MPE, AIRUB, & FHTG)
LBTI: LBT Interferometer (Steward Observatory, JPL, NASA)
LINC/NIRVANA: Interferometric Beam Combiner (MPIA, Arcetri, Köln)
PEPSI: Potsdam Echelle Polarimetric & Spectroscopic Instrument (AIP, INAF)

LBT Telescope (left-rear view, updated every 5min)
LBT Building (view from the VATT, updated hourly)

Mount Graham Information:
Mt. Graham International Observatory (MGIO)
MGIO Visitor Information
Mt. Graham/LBT Project Fact Sheet
Mt. Graham Summary Sheet

LBT Observatory Partners:
Arizona: (25%)
University of Arizona (Tucson)
Arizona State University (Tempe)
Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff)

Italy: Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (25%)
Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Florence)
Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Bologna)
Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Rome)
Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Padova)
Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Milan)

Germany: LBT Beteiligungsgesellschaft (25%)
MPIA: Max-Plank-Institut für Astronomie (Heidelberg)
MPE: Max-Plank-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (Garching)
MPIfR: Max-Plank-Institut für Radioastronomie (Bonn)
AIP: Astrophysikalishes Institut Potsdam
LSW: Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl

Research Corporation: (12.5%)
University of Notre Dame
University of Minnesota
University of Virginia

The Ohio State University (12.5%)