The European Extremely Large Telescope

Top view of the 3-dimensional model of the European Extremely Large Telescope and its enclosure. The primary mirror has a diameter of 39 metres and is composed of about 800 segments, each 1.45 m wide. The secondary mirror is as large as 4.2 metres in diameter.

The design for the E-ELT shown here was published in 2009 and is preliminary.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:e-elt-3_2008
Type:Artwork
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:22
Size:4961 x 3307 px

About the Object

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

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