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Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

CFHT is a leg of Around the World in 80 Telescopes tour:

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Next stop: Submillimeter Array (previous stop: JCMT)

The CFH observatory hosts a world-class, 3.6 meter optical/infrared telescope. The observatory is located atop the summit of Mauna Kea, a 4200 meter, dormant volcano located on the island of Hawaii. The CFH Telescope became operational in 1979. The mission of CFHT is to provide for its user community a versatile and state-of-the-art astronomical observing facility which is well matched to the scientific goals of that community and which fully exploits the potential of the Mauna Kea site.[1]

Photo: CFHT at sunset.

The CFHT is mainly used by Canadian and French astronomers as well as by astronomers affiliated with University of Hawaii, and is a joint facility of: