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CFHT's equatorial mount
Telescopes observing the Universe at optical and infrared wavelengths, the majority of the type found on Mauna Kea, use a mirror to gather the light from distant objects. As the light falls down on the aluminized or silvered surface, it is reflected and focused onto science instruments that capture it with sensitive electronic devices. They are mounted on massive mechanical structures that compensate exactly the Earth's rotation. A telescope is a massive piece of precision mechanics, with a mobile section easily reaching 300 tons.
Time period: Day
Light source: Lamps
Start time: 16:30
Duration: 10 mn
Acceleration: x 40
Location: CFHT dome
Credits A film by Jean-Charles Cuillandre
Halo music by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori
CFHT astronomy images by Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT) & Giovanni Anselmi (Coelum)
Film digital technology by Sidik Isani
Copyrights Footage and photographs © Jean-Charles Cuillandre
Astronomical Images © CFHT / Edizioni Scientifiche Coelum
Bungie Studios' Halo Soundtrack © Microsoft Corporation
Used under license from Warner Chappell Music
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