Comparison of a single VLT mirror with the segmented ELT mirror

This sequence compares the solid 8.2-metre mirrors of the VLT with the much larger 39-meter segmented mirror of the future ELT. The ELT mirror is composed of 798 hexagonal segments, each 1.4 metres across.

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ESO/L. Calçada

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Id:MirrorEvolution5
Release date:2 September 2015, 13:53
Duration:15 s
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Name:Extremely Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:ELT
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