THE LARGE BINOCULAR TELESCOPE


CONSTRUCTION IMAGES



Mirror Blank

One of the two 8.4-m diameter
LBT mirror blanks.




ILLUSTRATIONS

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Plan Beams
Mechanical Design, Front
 
Mechanical Design, Rear
 
Optical Beams
 
Placing Cores in Casting Mold
 
Loading Glass
 
Furnace Closing
 
Furnace Spinning
(7 revs/min)
 
8.4-m Mirror Blank
 
Polishing Mirror
 
Computer Controlled
Polishing Tool
 
Assembled Structure
June 2001
 
Elevation Bearing
June 2001
 
Mirror Cells
 
Dome Interior
June 2002
 
Dome on Mt. Graham
 
Testing Mirror in Cell
 
Prepping Mirror for Move
 
Moving Mirror Cell
October 2003
 
Moving Mirror Cell
October 2003
 
Moving Mirror
October 2003
 
Moving Mirror
October 2003
 
   

 
Telescope Assembly
September 2003
 

 

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Last modified March 2007 by R. W. O'Connell


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