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The Lovell Telescope: Facts & Figures

Mass of the telescope3200 tonnes
Mass of bowl1500 tonnes
Diameter of bowl76.2 metres
Collecting area4560 square metres
Surface area of bowl5270 square metres
Amount of paint for 3 coats5300 litres
Focal length22.9 metres
Focal ratio (F number)0.30
Height of elevation axis50.5 metres
Maximum height above ground89.0 metres
Radius of wheel girders38.5 metres
Outer diameter of railway track107.5 metres
Longitude02:18:25.74 (hh:mm:ss West)
Latitude53:14:10.50 (dd:mm:ss North)