The Main Mirror and Central Tower

An artist’s rendition of the Extremely Large Telescope’s 39-metre main mirror (M1) and reflection of the central tower. This image contains only a portion of each component, however a number of the 798 individual mirror segments that comprise M1 can be seen. Each segment measures 1.4 metres across and just 5 cm thick. The segments work synchronously to effectively create one extremely large mirror.

Credit:

ESO

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Release date:30 October 2020, 13:56
Size:1920 x 542 px

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