Ultra Lightweight Mirror Blank

Object Name: 
Ultra Lightweight Mirror Blank

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Object Name: 
Ultra Lightweight Mirror Blank
Accession Number: 
99.8.13
Dimensions: 
Overall D: 30.8 cm, Diam (max): 238.76 cm
Location: 
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Raytheon Optical Systems, Inc. (ROSI)
Web Description: 
This lightweight fused-silica mirror is similar to the mirror of the Hubble telescope. Like the Hubble mirror, it was made to be launched into space. From beyond our atmosphere, in the clear, airless reaches of space, the Hubble searches for the edge of the universe - and the beginning of time.
Provenance: 
Raytheon Optical Systems, Inc. (ROSI), Source
1999
Technique: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Ultra Lightweight Mirror Blank. (Itek project 9750 Primary Mirror). Mirror blank, polished, uncoated.