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Overwhelmingly Large Telescope

(100m telescope plan)

The Overwhelmingly Large Telescope (OWL) was a 2006 European Southern Observatory concept/study regarding a possible 100 meter adaptive optics reflector telescope, i.e., like Keck Observatory but with 3048 1.6m segments. The conceived location was the Canary Islands. The ESO chose to focus on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) instead.

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Referenced by:
extremely large telescope (ELT)
segmented mirror