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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:


(telescopes,mirror,configuration)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segmented_mirror
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_optical_reflecting_telescopes

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

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