ELT in its enclosure
June 2009 version of the design of the 40-metre-class Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) in its enclosure, currently being planned by ESO (artist’s impression). The ELT will be mounted on a central concrete pier. It will be shielded from the wind by a dome enclosure. This dome will have an approximate height of 80m and a footprint of about 100m diameter.
The ramp will be used to access the enclosure.
The design for the ELT shown here was published in 2009 and is preliminary.Credit:
About the Image
|Release date:||3 December 2009, 23:19|
|Size:||4000 x 2666 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Extremely Large Telescope|
|Type:||Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope|