Construction Begins on the 39m ESO Telescope

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Message 1530388 - Posted: 20 Jun 2014, 23:29:57 UTC

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0620/Construction-of-world-s-biggest-optical-telescope-starts-with-a-bang

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Message 1530401 - Posted: 21 Jun 2014, 0:12:34 UTC - in response to Message 1530388.

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The Cerro Armazones smolders at its peak, where an explosion marked an important step in the construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope.


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Message 1530415 - Posted: 21 Jun 2014, 0:53:17 UTC

Here are some more technical details on the telescope:

http://www.eso.org/sci/facilities/eelt/telescope/index.html

Adaptive optics, the primary is made up of about 900 hexagonal segments.

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Message 1530420 - Posted: 21 Jun 2014, 1:11:13 UTC

Very interesting :) Thanks!

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Message 1530515 - Posted: 21 Jun 2014, 7:53:12 UTC - in response to Message 1530420.
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Another photo and more info: http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1419/

And a video: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1419e/

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Message 1531297 - Posted: 23 Jun 2014, 17:30:06 UTC

If I was smart enough, and had enough wanderlust, I'd want to work on that project. Looking forward to following the progress.


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Message 1531585 - Posted: 24 Jun 2014, 11:50:30 UTC - in response to Message 1530420.

Very interesting :) Thanks!


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