The International Liquid-Mirror Telescope (ILMT) has been set up Nainital in Uttarakhand.

India’s first liquid-mirror telescope, which will observe asteroids, supernovae, space debris & all other celestial bodies from an altitude of 2,450 meters in the Himalayas, saw its the first light from the Devasthal observatory in Nanital, Uttarakhand.

The Indian Liquid Mirror Telescope (ILMT) will help survey the sky, making it possible to observe many galaxies & other celestial sources, staring only at the strip of sky passing above.
Created by astronomers from India, Belgium & Canada, the novel instrument employs a 4-meter-diameter rotating mirror made of a thin film of liquid mercury to collect & focus the light.

Qns : What is The International Liquid-Mirror Telescope (ILMT)?
Ans : Built by astronomers from India, Belgium & Canada, the International Liquid-Mirror Telescope (ILMT) will also help spot supernovae & many galaxies by simply staring at the strip of sky passing above. The telescope consists of a rotating mirror of diameter 4 metre made of a thin film of liquid mercury.

Qns : Where has been set up The International Liquid-Mirror Telescope (ILMT) ?
Ans : The International Liquid-Mirror Telescope (ILMT) has been set up at the Devasthal Observatory complex owned by Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital in Uttarakhand.

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