A virtual 100-metre telescope

Light collected by three VLT Auxiliary Telescopes, and combined using the technique of interferometry, provides astronomers with vision as sharp as that from a giant telescope with a diameter equal to the largest separation between the telescopes used. To obtain the image of T Leporis using data from the Very Large Telescope Interferometer, astronomers used the four 1.8-metre Auxiliary Telescopes in different configurations to mimic a telescope almost 100 metres in diameter, as represented schematically on this artist’s impression of the Paranal platform.

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O slici

Id:eso0906c
Tip:Fotografski
Datum objavljivanja:18. februar 2009.
Povezana saopštenja:eso0906
Veličina:3000 x 1687 px

O objektu

Naziv:Very Large Telescope
Tip:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Kategorija:Illustrations
Paranal

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