The Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) is managed by New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NM Tech) in Socorro. The observatory consists of two major facilities: a fast-tracking 2.4 m telescope and an optical interferometer.
The telescope has high slewing and tracking rates, making it a superb instrument for the study of fast-moving objects and targets of opportunity. NASA contributes 30% of the telescope funding for Near-Earth Object follow-on studies.
~Joseph T. Page II
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Official Website: Magdalena Ridge Observatory