Large Binocular Telescope
December 5th, 2001




The LBT Project




The rotating structure that...

...hold the two mirrors

Lab & audience overview
(5MB)





8 Micromm oil layer

(same, at a different lens aperture :)

The two disks have to be perfectly parallel!






The 800 tons structure!


emergency pressure accumulators...




...in case of a sudden...

...energy blackout

detail

An angle: zoom in and...




...zoom out!

zoom in again and...

...zoom out once more!

P.Boccacci

...size proportions...





Details that make a lab alive

Documentations and...

...construction logs







A dummy structure to hold the mirror during..."cleaning sessions"





Sliding elevator, rotated by 90deg (3.6MB)

Lateral Pad Support

1590 and 990 Kg!

Ansaldo-Camozzi




Watching how the...

...800 tons structure...

...rotates (2.6MB)




Che grillo!
(Compared to my shoe)

And this is an el.plug
(Again compared to my foot)

The alluminator from the front...

...and from the side





Stepping backwards
(Movie is rotated by 90 deg! 1.9MB)







The structures that temporarily...
(2.8MB)

...replace the two 90cm secondary mirrors (2.9MB)




2001 Paola Bonetto


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