ABQjournal: New Mexico Tech Signs Contract for Telescope

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New Mexico Tech Signs Contract for Telescope


   
   
The Associated Press
       SOCORRO   —   New Mexico Tech has signed a $4.5 million contract for an Arizona-based company to build a telescope at its planned Magdalena Ridge Observatory.
    The Socorro-based university wants EOS Technologies of Tucson to build a 2.4-meter optical telescope for the astronomical research facility that will be atop the Magdalena Mountains.
    EOS, which specializes in large optical telescopes and optical systems, will use a telescope mirror that was originally designed as one of three prototypes built for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
    Once completed, the observatory will include the 2.4-meter telescope and an electronically linked array of smaller optical and infrared telescopes.