Friday, August 24, 2007

This is your telescope. This is your telescope on steroids . . .

Before we left Mt. Graham for the lower deserts, we took a quick tour of the LBT (Large Binocular Telescope) up the road from the VATT. This is what happens when you let Tim "the tool man" Taylor design a telescope. This thing is HUGE. Two 8.4 meter mirrors craddled in 100 metric tons of steel and aluminium, all moving with the precision of a fine watch. Pictures don't do it justice - but here are a few anyway.

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