A virtual 100-metre telescope

Light collected by three VLT Auxiliary Telescopes, and combined using the technique of interferometry, provides astronomers with vision as sharp as that from a giant telescope with a diameter equal to the largest separation between the telescopes used. To obtain the image of T Leporis using data from the Very Large Telescope Interferometer, astronomers used the four 1.8-metre Auxiliary Telescopes in different configurations to mimic a telescope almost 100 metres in diameter, as represented schematically on this artist’s impression of the Paranal platform.

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ESO

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso0906c
Tipi:Fotografik
Data e Publikimit:18 Shkurt 2009
Publikime të ngjashme:eso0906
Përmasat:3000 x 1687 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Very Large Telescope
Tipi:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Kategori:Illustrations
Paranal

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