Star separator for the VLT Interferometer under test at TNO

This image shows one of a series of sophisticated optical and mechanical systems called star separators for the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). These systems from the Dutch research institute TNO will allow the VLTI’s future instruments to observe much fainter objects than is possible at present. In this picture the system is under test.

Credit:

TNO/ESO/F. Kamphues

About the Image

Id:ann13015a
Type:Photographic
Release date:1 March 2013, 14:00
Related announcements:ann13015
Size:4194 x 2786 px

About the Object

Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
• X - Paranal

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