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:

ESO

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Id:93-schott-mirror-deliv
Type:Photographic
Release date:21 February 2013, 11:13
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Name:Mirror
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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