E-ELT Dome Section

Section view of the E-ELT dome. This dome design, presented in November 2008 at the Baseline Reference Design version 3, is the result for a detailed design study and was realised together with ESO's industrial partners. The dome is about 80 m high and has a foot print of about 100 m diameter - the size of a small stadium. The elevation axis of the telescope sits 37 m above ground (higher than a VLT dome). The infrastructure includes items such as a lifting platform to bring the cameras to the telescope platforms, main and auxiliary cranes, full air conditioning, and more.

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

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About the Image

Id:e-elt
Type:Artwork
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:1950 x 1504 px

About the Object

Name:European Extremely Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope

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