Rendering of M5

M5 will be the smallest of the five mirrors that make up the optical system of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT).

When complete, M5 will be a flat, elliptical mirror measuring 2.70 by 2.20 meters. Its contribution to the function of the ELT will be the stabilisation of any image movements induced by vibrations due to telescope mechanisms or atmospheric turbulence and wind conditions.

Credit:

ESO

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Release date:1 October 2020, 09:26
Size:1920 x 542 px

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