The E-ELT (artist's impression)
ESO's European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) is ranked as one of two top-priority large ground-based projects in the ASTRONET Roadmap for European astronomy, which is backed by the entire European scientific community and supported by the European Commission. The current design of the E-ELT in its enclosure is seen here. The E-ELT will be mounted on a central concrete pier that ensures a minimum clearance of 10 m above the ground. It will be shielded from the wind by a dome enclosure. This dome will have an approximate height of 90 m and a footprint of about 90 m diameter.
The design for the E-ELT shown here was published in 2008 and is preliminary.
About the Image
|Release date:||25 November 2008|
|Size:||4961 x 3307 px|
About the Object
|Name:||European Extremely Large Telescope|
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope|
• X - Illustrations
• X - E-ELT