Artists’s Rendering of the primary mirror of the ELT

This artist's rendering shows the huge segmented primary mirror of the ESO Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). Contracts for the manufacture of the mirror segments were signed on 30 May 2017 at a ceremony at ESO’s Headquarters near Munich. The German company SCHOTT will produce the blanks of the mirror segments, and the French company Safran Reosc will polish, mount and test the segments. The contract to polish the mirror blanks is the second-largest contract for the ELT construction and the third-largest contract ESO has ever awarded.

Credit:

ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1717a
Type:Artwork
Release date:30 May 2017, 16:00
Related releases:eso1717
Related announcements:ann17085
Size:6500 x 4000 px

About the Object

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