Webb Primary Mirror Installation Time Lapse

  • Released Friday, February 5th, 2016
  • Updated Friday, August 25th, 2023 at 12:19AM
  • ID: 12145

A time lapse video showing the installation of the 18 mirror segments of James Webb Space Telescope's primary mirror. The time lapse master used to create this video contains more than 160,000 images. If these images were played in sequence at a common video speed of 30 frames a second, the total run time would be one hour and 20 mintues long. This is an edited version of that master.

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