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Overwhelmingly Large Telescope

(OWL)
(100 m telescope plan)

The Overwhelmingly Large Telescope (OWL) was a 2006 European Southern Observatory concept/study regarding a possible 100 meter adaptive optics reflector telescope, i.e., like Keck Observatory but with 3048 1.6-meter segments. The conceived location was the Canary Islands. The ESO chose to focus on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) instead.


(telescope,reflector,plan,ground,Canary Islands,ESO,ELT,past)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overwhelmingly_Large_Telescope
http://www.eso.org/sci/facilities/eelt/owl/

Referenced by pages:
extremely large telescope (ELT)
segmented mirror

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