Astrophysics (index)about

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 corrects for the resulting spherical aberration. Instruments:

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

Referenced by:
Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET)
segmented mirror