Astrophysics (index)

Southern African Large Telescope

(10 meter telescope in South Africa)

The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is a 10-meter segmented Optical Reflector Telescope near Sutherland in South Africa, in operation since 2005. The Primary Mirror consists of 91 1-meter segments. The primary mirror is spherical, I'm guessing for much easier construction, and an optical system to correct for the spherical Aberration. Instruments:

  • SALTICAM "SALT Imaging Camera".
  • RSS "Robert Stobie Spectrograph".
  • HRS "High Resolution Spectrograph".

(telescope,reflector,visible light,ground,South Africa)

Referenced by:
Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET)
Segmented Mirror