Hexagon-shaped Section of a Large ULE (TM) Mirror Blank

Object Name: 
Hexagon-shaped Section of a Large ULE (TM) Mirror Blank

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Object Name: 
Hexagon-shaped Section of a Large ULE (TM) Mirror Blank
Accession Number: 
99.8.64
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 85 cm, Th: 4.2 cm; Point to Point L: 99 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1996
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Advanced Materials Business
Web Description: 
Most large telescope mirrors are assembled from smaller "hexes."
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Source
1996
to
1999
Color: 
Technique: 
Primary Description: 
Hexagon-shaped Section of a Large ULE (TM) Mirror Blank. Colorless fused silica glass with translucent inner panels. Overall hexagon shape with triangular of colorless (outside panels) and translucent (inside panels) making hex pattern throughout piece.