The underside of an M1 mirror segment

Each of the 798 M1 mirror segments that comprise the ELT’s main mirror has a complex system of position control sensors. Seen here are some of the internal components which allow the mirrors to correct for optical aberrations and allow all 798 segments to behave as one larger mirror.

Credit:

Cyril Abad / CAPA Pictures / Safran

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Release date:30 October 2020, 13:56
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Name:Extremely Large Telescope
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