Astrophysics (index)

Liquid Mirror Telescope

(reflecting telescope with primary mirror formed of spinning liquid)

A Liquid Mirror Telescope is a Reflector Telescope whose Primary Mirror is formed of spinning liquid, such as mercury. Under Gravity, this creates a parabola, useful for many types of reflecting telescope, but only allowing them to be pointed straight up. An example is the Large Zenith Telescope (LZT).

(telescope type,reflector,mirror)

Referenced by:
Large Zenith Telescope (LZT)
Reflector Telescope