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

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.

Credit:

ESO/L. Calçada and H. Zodet

About the Video

Id:eso1150a
Release date:9 December 2011, 14:00
Related releases:eso1150
Duration:26s

About the Object

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

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