Astrophysics (index)

Monolithic Mirror

(telescope mirror made of one piece of material)

A Monolithic Mirror is the alternative to a Segmented Mirror in a Reflector Telescope. Segmented mirrors can be made larger, the largest current monolithic mirror in use now being 8.2 meters. Examples:


Referenced by:
Large Altazimuth Telescope (BTA-6)
Hale Telescope
Reflector Telescope
Segmented Mirror
Subaru Telescope