The size of a telescope's primary mirror determines the light-gathering power and ability to detect and resolve the faintest and most distant objects in the universe.
What does LGP stand for?
LGP stands for Light-Gathering Power
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LBT director Richard Green, a professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory, said: "With the large light-gathering power of the LBT, astronomers are now able to collect the spectral fingerprints of the faintest and most distant objects in the universe.
Some years ago, I replaced that telescope--a reflector with a four-inch mirror whose limited light-gathering power made it useful mainly for looking at the major spectacles of our solar system--with a Schmidt-Cassegrain refractor whose eight-inch mirror can also capture the glow of distant nebulae and separate the stars in a cluster; but as I have aged I use it less and less.
The enormous light-gathering power of Subaru Telescope's 8.
The ability of a telescope to resolve fine detail is a direct function of its light-gathering power.
Most telescopes have poor optics because people in the past were interested only in total light-gathering power when they built large [telescopes]," says Kenneth J.
Sony G lens -- Delivers superb imaging quality with excellent light-gathering power and low distortion, plus consistent quality over all focal lengths for zoom lenses.
According to the most recent plans, the NNTT would be a square array of 8-meter mirrors that could work together to simulate the light-gathering power and resolution of a single 16-meter mirror or could work separately (SN: 1/3/87, p.