OVRO 40 meter Telescope

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OVRO 40 meter Telescope
OVRO 40-m in the snow.jpg
Observatory Owens Valley Radio Observatory Edit this on Wikidata
Location(s) California, US
Coordinates 37°14′00″N 118°17′02″W / 37.2333°N 118.284°W / 37.2333; -118.284Coordinates: 37°14′00″N 118°17′02″W / 37.2333°N 118.284°W / 37.2333; -118.284 Edit this at Wikidata
Organization California Institute of Technology Edit this on Wikidata
First light 1968 Edit this on Wikidata
Diameter 40 m (131 ft 3 in) Edit this at Wikidata
Website www.ovro.caltech.edu Edit this at Wikidata
OVRO 40 meter Telescope is located in the US
OVRO 40 meter Telescope
Location of OVRO 40 meter Telescope

The OVRO 40 meter Telescope is part of the Owens Valley Radio Observatory located near Big Pine, California, US. The telescope was dedicated in 1968 and since then it has been used to conduct interferometric observations along with the other telescopes in the observatory, as a Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) station and as a single dish instrument. Its main focus today is on the monitoring of blazars.