The ELT compared to the Rosse telescope in Ireland

This artist's impression compares the ELT to the Rosse telescope in Ireland. For 70 years the Rosse six-foot telescope at Birr was the largest telescope on Earth and the first to identify the Whirlpool Galaxy. The ELT continues the record of Europe building the largest ground-based telescopes.

The design for the ELT shown here was published in 2016. (eso1617)

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ESO

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Id:eelt-rossetelescope
Type:Artwork
Release date:25 May 2016, 15:00
Related releases:eso1617
Size:5329 x 2323 px

About the Object

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