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Monolithic Mirror

(telescope mirror made of one piece of material)

A Monolithic Mirror is the alternative to a Segmented Mirror in a Reflector Telescope. Segmented mirrors can be made larger, the largest current monolithic mirror in use now being a little more than 8 meters. Examples:


Referenced by:
Large Altazimuth Telescope (BTA-6)
Hale Telescope
Reflector Telescope
Segmented Mirror
Subaru Telescope