Delivery of the VLT Schott mirror, 1993
The first test run for the manufacture of mirror blanks in the 8-metre class was successfully performed at the Schott Glaswerke (Mainz, Germany) in early 1991. Completely new manufacturing techniques had to be developed in order to produce blanks of this size, a process never attempted before.
This mirror is now in use in the VLT.Credit:
About the Image
|Release date:||21 February 2013, 11:13|
|Size:||2500 x 2380 px|
About the Object
|Type:||Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope|