Intel Founder Funds Thirty-Meter Telescope Project
You can view an animation of the telescope. It was formerly called the California Extremely Large Telescope but changed its name when institutions outside California joined the effort. The primary control system corrects the optics for temperature, gravity, and wind disturbances. The primary mirror control system uses 1476 actuators and 2772 sensors. The Mount control system controls the elevation and azimuth axes.
The GSMT—Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope project seeks to support extremely large telescope operations by sharing information and researching various ELT concepts. Here’s a list of unique approaches to the large telescope application including the Thirty Meter Telescope.