Size Comparison Of Optical Telescopes From 1893 To 2022

Size comparison of optical telescopes from 1893 to 2022

Briefly: Here's a fascinating graphic comparison of the mirrors of optical telescopes since the Yerkes Observatory — an 1893 40-inch refractor in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — to the largest of them all, the 39m European Extremely Large Telescope at Cerro Armazones in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

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