Small precision part, large range

How a precision product from Tilburg gets into a very large telescope in Chile?

We recently delivered a special product for our partner. Through engineering, production, machining, cleanroom treatment and control, this product will eventually become part of the largest telescope in the world. The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is working in the south of America on this Extremely Large Telescope (ELT).

Nice to be able to make a small contribution in this way to the advancement of astrophysical knowledge and further exploration of the universe.


Mount Cerro Armazones in the Chilean desert, near ESO’s Paranal Observatory, will be the site for the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), which, with its 39-meter-diameter mirror, will be the world’s largest eye on the sky. Here, a drawing shows what the telescope will look like on the mountain when finished. CAD image, source: ESO


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