A three-dimensional model of the European Extremely Large Telescope in its enormous enclosure.
The main mirror will have a diameter of 39 metres, and the height of the whole building will be 100 metres. A comparison with the car in the lower part of the image conveys a feeling of the observatory's impressive size.
The design for the E-ELT shown here was published in 2009 and is preliminary.Credit:
Swinburne Astronomy Productions/ESO
About the Image
|Release date:||3 December 2009, 23:21|
|Size:||5000 x 2808 px|
About the Object
|Name:||European Extremely Large Telescope|
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope|