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Extremely Large Telescope

(ELT)
(optical telescope with a 20+ meter aperture)

Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is a general term for a very large telescope, commonly using 20 meters as a defining minimum Aperture. As of 2017, some are funded and under construction but none complete and the largest current telescopes have apertures of about 10 meters. A typical ELT design is to use a Segmented Mirror with Adaptive Optics (AO).

Current plans and construction:

The E-ELT is sometimes referred to as the Extremely Large Telescope or the ELT.


(telescope type,reflector)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extremely_large_telescope

Referenced by:
European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT)
Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT)
Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

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