Birds eye view of the elaborate 3-dimensional model of the European Extremely Large Telescope.
The telescope features a novel, innovative design, based on 5 mirrors. The primary 42-m mirror is composed of 906 segments, each 1.45 m wide, while the secondary mirror is as large as 6 m in diameter. A tertiary mirror, 4.2 m in diameter, relays the light
The five mirror approach results in an exceptional image quality, with no significant aberrations in the field of view.
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