Currently, the U.S. astronomer Mike – Clement in their own backyard assembled the world’s largest amateur telescope primary mirror diameter of 1.8 m, height 10.7 m telescope, the volume is equivalent to the size of public transport vehicles.
U.S. astronomers assembled the world’s largest amateur telescope primary mirror diameter of 1.8 m, height 10.7 m telescope
According to foreign media reports, at present, Utah astronomer Mike – Clement (Mike Clements) dream come true, he created the world’s largest modern amateur telescopes, this huge telescope primary mirror 1.8 meters in diameter, placed in the a black metal frame and a height of 10.7 meters.
In contrast, ordinary backyard telescope astronomy enthusiasts length of 7.6-30.5 cm. The telescope is the core of 408 kg weight of the mirror, which was originally used to assemble the U.S. spy satellites, but due to damage to the mirror in the manufacture of this mirror was mothballed spare eventually be auctioned, 2005 Clement get this mirror.
Primary mirror larger aperture telescopes gather light rays, in observing the moon, planets or distant stars will get better results, which is why many amateur astronomers called “Iris fans”, they always expect to get a larger telescope .