E-ELT and VLT vs Colosseum
Present and future observatories compared to a marvel from the past. The E-ELT dome will be 100 metres in diameter, about the size of the Colosseum in Rome, but atop a 3000-metre mountaintop. For comparison, each of the four VLT unit telescopes are 25 metres high, about the size of an eight-storey building.
This picture is based on a preliminary design for the E-ELT.
About the Image
|Release date:||31 May 2013, 11:00|
|Size:||2710 x 1112 px|
About the Object
|Name:||European Extremely Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope|
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope|
• X - Illustrations
• X - E-ELT