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Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab (RFCML)

The Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab designs, fabricates, and tests that largest honeycomb optics in the world. Its mirrors are currently in the LBT, MMT, and Magellan telescopes among others. Currently they are working on the mirrors for the LSST and GMT. For more information see the RFCML website.

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