Unveiling a New Generation of Extremely Large Telescopes...
THE LARGE Binocular Telescope (LBT) stands on the threshold of its scientific career as the first of the next generation of extremely large telescopes. The telescope achieved first light on 12 October 2005, by imaging the nearby edge-on spiral galaxy, NGC 891. The light was gathered by the first of two primary mirrors of 8.4-meters (27.6 feet) diameter and focused on a wide-field CCD mosaic camera at prime focus. This image below marked the very first step toward full realization of the power of this massive instrument.
KeywordsSpiral Galaxy Scientific Career Large Telescope Full Realization Massive Instrument
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