E-ELT and VLT vs Colosseum

Present and future observatories compared to a marvel from the past. The E-ELT dome will be 100 metres in diameter, about the size of the Colosseum in Rome, but atop a 3000-metre mountaintop. For comparison, each of the four VLT unit telescopes are 25 metres high, about the size of an eight-storey building.

This picture is based on a preliminary design for the E-ELT.

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ESO

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Id:e-elt-and-vlt-vsosseum
Type:Collage
Release date:31 May 2013, 11:00
Related announcements:ann13049
Size:2710 x 1112 px

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Name:European Extremely Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:E-ELT
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