Artist’s impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope
Artist's impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) in its enclosure on Cerro Armazones, a 3060-metre mountaintop in Chile's Atacama Desert. The 39-metre E-ELT will be the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world — the world's biggest eye on the sky. Operations are planned to start early in the next decade, and the E-ELT will tackle some of the biggest scientific challenges of our time.
The design for the E-ELT shown here is preliminary.
About the Image
|Release date:||4 March 2013, 14:00|
|Related announcements:||ann13082, ann13019|
|Size:||5000 x 2812 px|
About the Object
|Name:||European Extremely Large Telescope|
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory|
• X - Illustrations
• X - E-ELT