The E-ELT grows on Cerro Armazones (IV)

Artist´s impression of how Cerro Armazones, in the Atacama Desert, may look by 2014. Cerro Armazones was selected as the site for the planned European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), on 26 April 2010. The go ahead for E-ELT construction is expected in 2010, with the start of operations planned for early in the next decade. By 2014, the building of the telescope should be completed. With its 40-metre-class diameter mirror, the E-ELT will be the largest optical/near-infrared telescope in the world. Cerro Armazones is a mountain at an altitude of 3060 metres in the II Region of Chile, some 130 kilometres south of the town of Antofagasta and about 20 kilometres away from Cerro Paranal, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT).

The design for the E-ELT shown here was published in 2010 and is preliminary.


ESO/L. Calçada

About the Image

Release date:28 June 2010, 10:40
Size:4960 x 3507 px

About the Object

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

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