Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Vision Spectra Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News

Nearing the End of the Road

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Comments
Charles T. Troy

MAINZ, Germany -- The fourth and final glass/ceramic mirror substrate for the Very Large Telescope has been sent from Schott Glaswerke to R.E.O.S.C. near Paris for final finishing. Each of the 8.2-m mirrors took 23 months to complete and will be in operation by the year 2000 at the European Southern Observatory's site in Chile's Andes Mountains.

The four telescopes, working together, will yield the power of one 16-m device, providing astronomers with a look back in time equal to 10 billion light-years. The first mirror was delivered in 1993.

Photonics Spectra
Dec 1996
glass/ceramic mirror substratematerialsResearch & TechnologySchott GlaswerkeTech PulseVery Large Telescope

Comments
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2019 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA, info@photonics.com

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x Subscribe to Photonics Spectra magazine - FREE!
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.