UT1-ANTU Startup

Every day, before the observations start, each telescope undergoes a complete start up during which each of its function is checked, like a plane before take off. Here, Antu, the first Unit Telescope, has been moved to a very low altitude, revealing the cell holding its main mirror, and the FORS2 instrument.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:antu_ut1_startup
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:21
Size:2364 x 3375 px

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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