Using the VISTA telescope, whose mirrors were manufactured by Shvabe, astronomers managed to generate an IR image of a sector of the sky with the widest field of view at the moment.
After processing the data, scientists detected more than ten previously unknown galaxies whose light has been travelling to our planet from the times of the early Universe.
Telescope in the Girawali Observatory
Capable of producing a detailed image
of a coin at a distance of 2 km
Thai National Telescope
Second in size among telescopes in Asia.
5 times larger than the predecessor
Telescope in the Devasthali Observatory
The largest in Asia.
Observes the movement of
the remote stars of the Milky Way
Large sky area multi-object
Registers specters of
2 million stars per year
Large altazimuth telescope
The largest in Eurasia. In 2011
detected a star of a rare type—
a luminous blue variable
Possesses unique properties: low density (lighter than aluminum), high mechanical resistance, strength, heat resistance, and heat stability. Their combination with the most of the positive properties of glass makes this material ideal for the production of various optical elements, including space objectives.
Only two companies in the world own the sitall production technology. One of them is Shvabe.
In our photo gallery, you can see how sitall is melted and used to produce mirrors for telescopes.