Choose your language:

The E-ELT gets ready for action (artist's impression)

Loading player...

This video shows an artist's impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope, the E-ELT. The protective dome is seen opening for a night observing the optical and infrared skies. The E-ELT is a revolutionary telescope with a 40-metre-class main mirror. When complete the telescope will be the world’s "biggest eye on the sky".

The design for the E-ELT shown here is preliminary.


ESO/L. Calçada and H. Zodet

Bookmark and Share

About the Video

Release date:9 December 2011, 14:00
Related releases:eso1150

About the Object

Name:European Extremely Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - E-ELT


Large QT
5.8 MB


Video Podcast
4.2 MB
Medium MPEG-1
7.1 MB
Medium Flash
4.7 MB


Small Flash
2.0 MB
Small QT
1.4 MB

For Broadcasters

Broadcast SD
132.6 MB

Also see our