|Organization||Carnegie Institution of Washington|
|Location||Las Campanas Observatory, Chile|
|Built||First lights September 15, 2000 and September 7, 2002|
The Magellan Telescopes are a pair of 6.5 m (21.3 ft) diameter optical telescopes located at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. The two telescopes are named after the astronomer Walter Baade and the philanthropist Landon T. Clay.
First light for the telescopes was on September 15, 2000 for the Baade, and September 7, 2002 for the Clay.
A collaboration between Carnegie Institution for Science, University of Arizona, Harvard University, The University of Michigan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology built and operate the twin telescopes.
It was named after the sixteenth-century Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan.
 Magellan Planet Search Program
 See also
- Low Mass Companions for Five Solar-Type Stars from the Magellan Planet Search Program, Dante Minniti et.al, 2008.
- Five Long-period Extrasolar Planets in Eccentric orbits from the Magellan Planet Search Program, Pamela Arriagada, et.al, 2010.
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