The E-ELT

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

Id:eso_e-elt-swinburne1
Type:Artwork
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:21
Size:5000 x 2808 px

About the Object

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