Talk:Large Binocular Telescope

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Merge Into Mount Graham International Observatory[edit]

Since the LBT is the main component of the Mount Graham International Observatory, it would allow faster, easier access to telescope information if this article was merged into the MGIO article, possibly as a shorter section with reference to this article. Log'a'log 02:30, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Since this hasn't happened (or has been undone), this may be moot, but I don't agree. I would almost be more tempted to do the merge the other way... except that the instrument seems to be coming up to speed very slowly.sinneed (talk) 15:09, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

This telescope is martial-law sectioned off[edit]

Don't dare to even think of going under the yellow tape or you will incurr the wrath of the squirell gods!! These things are not native to the mountain and are biologically inferior to the grey squirells (Let the whining begin)!!

Tresspassers are punished as bad as tresspassing onto the outer perimiter of Area 51 - Aressted; Charged with misdomeanor; Fined several hundred dollars (Area 51 is $500-700; pot possession is $300-$500)

I say screw the squirells. This telescope will make a joke out of Hubble. --GreatInca 22:56, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 18:50, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Not quite...[edit]

As of 2008, the LBT is the world's highest resolution and most technologically advanced optical telescope, creating images in the near-infrared with 10 times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope.[1]

There are a couple of problems:

- The light-gathering power will be 10 x Hubble
- The IR resolution will be 3 x... along the axis of the interferometer... may be a better source.

Very little LBT news coming out.sinneed (talk) 15:02, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

That is not accurate. The light gathering cabability in monocular mode is 12.25 times that of Hubble. In Binocular mode it is 24.5 times that of Hubble. For angular resolution, the LBT will have a resolution 9.5 times that of Hubble (operating at Infrared Wavelengths), along the axis of the Interferometer. Going the other direction it is 3.5 times that of Hubble. The article from BBC news is accurate in what it says.Martin Cash (talk) 15:10, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Removal of PR hype[edit]

The following paragraph...

"To have a fully functioning binocular telescope is not only a time for celebration here at LBT, but also for the entire astronomy community," UA Steward Observatory Director, Regents' Professor and LBT Corp. President Peter A. Strittmatter said. "The images that this telescope will produce will be like none seen before. The power and clarity of this machine is in a class of its own. It will provide unmatched ability to peer into history, seeing the birth of the universe."

belongs in a press release, not an encyclopaedia. If no-one's objected in a week, I'll remove it

Chris C (talk) 09:35, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

"Eco nuts" really balanced language?[edit]

Not being a native English speaker, I'd like to raise the issue of the section headline "Eco Nuts Controversy". I question if it is neutral POV. Mumiemonstret (talk) 05:10, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

The language has long since been removed. I'd be interested, though, in how the squirrels fared. (talk) 02:41, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

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  1. ^ "BBC NEWS". Retrieved 2008-03-06.  Text " Science/Nature " ignored (help); Text " Giant telescope opens both eyes " ignored (help)