The Telescopio San Pedro Mártir project

Michael G. Richer, William H. Lee, Leopoldo Altamirano, J. Jesús González, Charles Alcock, Buell Jannuzi, Fabián Rosales-Ortega, Marisa García-Vargas, Joel Herrera Vázquez, Derek Hill, María Herlinda Pedrayes, Ana Pérez Calpena, Mauricio Reyes Ruiz, Lino Hector Rodríguez Merino, Beatriz Sánchez, Hazael Serrano Guerrero, Gerardo Sierra Díaz, Andrew Szentgyorgyi, Jose Teran, David UrdaibayJorge Andrés Uribe Uribe, Alan M. Watson, Dennis Zaritsky, Mario Rascon, Urania Ceseña Borbón, Francisco Murillo Bracamontes, Fernando Quirós Parra, Erika Sohn

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3 Scopus citations


The Telescopio San Pedro Martir project intends to construct a 6.5m telescope to be installed at the Observatorio Astrońomico Nacional in the Sierra San Pedro Mártir in northern Baja California, Mexico. The project is an association of Mexican institutions, lead by the Instituto Nacional de Astroflsica, Optica y Electronica and UNAM's Instituto de Astronomia, in partnership with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the University of Arizona's Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory. The project is advancing through the design stage, having completed five design reviews of different subsystems in 2016 and 2017 (enclosure and services: PDR, CDR; optical design: PDR; optics: progress review; telescope: PDR). Once completed, the partners plan to operate the MMT and TSPM as a binational astrophysical observatory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes VII
EditorsHeather K. Marshall, Jason Spyromilio
ISBN (Electronic)9781510619531
StatePublished - 2018
EventGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes VII 2018 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2018Jun 15 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes VII 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Mexico
  • TSPM
  • enclosure
  • optics
  • site
  • telescope project

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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