ELT trailer 2020

The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), currently under construction in Chile, will be the world's biggest eye on the sky when it sees first light, planned for 2025. This revolutionary ground-based ESO telescope is set to be the largest of its kind in the world. 798 individual hexagonal segments will make up the telescope's main mirror, which spans 39 metres in diameter. The unique 5-mirror design of this telescope and advanced imaging technology will allow the ELT to produce images 15 times sharper than the Hubble Space Telescope. The ELT’s light-gathering power will allow astronomers worldwide to delve deeper and more clearly into our Universe, addressing the most prominent astrophysics questions of our time.

The design for the ELT shown here is preliminary.

Read more about the ELT project on this link http://www.eso.org/public/teles-instr/elt/

Credit:

ESO.

Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Lauren Fuge, Hannah Dalgleish and Richard Hook.
Music: Movetwo
Footage and photos: ESO, Luis Calçada, ACe Consortium, spaceengine.org, ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser, Theofanis Matsopoulos and Samuel Santana Tschudi.
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.

About the Video

Id:elttrailer
Release date:26 May 2017, 23:30
Related releases:eso1716
Duration:02 m 04 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Extremely Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:ELT

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