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.
About the Image
|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