Mount Fowlkes near Fort Davis, Texas--The Hobby-Eberly Telescope represents a new era in the design and construction of telescopes. It is the first modern large optical telescope to use an innovative, cost-saving fixed-mirror design. It is also the first telescope ever designed and built to be optimized for spectroscopic surveys of the sky.
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