The first binocular light images have been released, and show three false-color renditions of the galaxy NGC 2770. The galaxy is 102 million light years from our Milky Way, and has a flat disk of stars and glowing gas.
The telescope is located on Mount Graham in southeastern Arizona, and cost $120 million to put together. This large optical telescope uses 2 massive 8.4 meter diameter primary mirrors mounted side-by-side. The mirrors, which have a unique honeycomb structure, are working in tandem and will be capable of operating as a single instrument.
Check out the news release video below for a more in depth look: