3D Rendering of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
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A current (as of January, 2005) rendering of the 8.4-meter Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) which will use a special three-mirror design, creating an exceptionally wide field of view. The LSST Corporation has awarded a $2.3 million contract to the University of Arizona Steward Observatory Mirror Lab to purchase the glass and begin engineering work for the 8.4-meter diameter main mirror that will enable the LSST to survey the visible sky in only three nights. This image was used to support an LSST press release
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