Large telescope size comparison

Large telescope size comparison

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Caption: Large telescope size comparison. Artwork of the Keck telescope compared to four proposed new optical telescopes. From left to right: Keck Telescope (10 metre diameter mirror, 31 metre tall enclosure), Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST, 8 metre primary mirror, 43 metre tall enclosure), Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT, 24.5 metre wide primary mirror, 50 metre tall enclosure), Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT, 30 metre diameter primary mirror, 66 metre diameter dome enclosure), European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT, 42 metre diameter primary mirror, 80 metre tall enclosure). Silhouettes on the far right are two humans and a car.

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