McMath telescope

McMath telescope

[mik′math ′tel·ə‚skōp]
(optics)
A unique 60-inch (1.5-meter) solar telescope at Kitt Peak, Arizona, that has an unconventional configuration; the sun's light is reflected from an 80-inch (2.0-meter) mirror into a long, fixed tube.
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The former amateur largely motivated the construction of the giant solar telescope there; the McMath Telescope (now the McMath-Pierce Telescope) was named in his honor.
Often operating around the clock, the McMath telescope does solar astronomy by day, long-term monitoring of stars by night, and even laboratory spectroscopy when the skies are cloudy.