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GTC - GranTeCan - Gran Telescopio Canarias
Roque de Los Muchachos
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The GTC - Gran Telescopio Canarias (Grand Canarian Telescope) is the largest telescope in the world. It was officially opened on 24th July 2009 by the King and Queen of Spain in the presence of a multitude of Spanish, Canarian and Palmero dignitaries.
The primary mirror is made up of 36 hexagonal vitroceramic segments, each 1.9 metres across, which together form a surface area equivalent to a 10.4m diameter single circular mirror.
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The housing for the GTC being built in the winter of 2002.
 
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The outside of the GTC is finished (2006) and they are busy construction the telescope inside.
 
 
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