n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Giant GTC telescope opens one eye : news notes
|Article Title||Giant GTC telescope opens one eye : news notes|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Oct 2007|
The 10.4-meter, Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC or GranTeCan) in La Palma recently achieved "first light". This important milestone was reached one year before the end of its nominal 7-year construction period, with 12 of its final 36 hexagonal mirror segments in place.
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