Deformable Secondary Mirror

This image shows the construction of the deformable secondary mirror (DSM), one of the key systems of the VLT Adaptive Optics Facility (AOF) in Paranal, Chile. The thin shell being dismounted and the magnets glued to the back face are visible. To learn more about the mirror's construction and testing read issue 151 of the Messenger.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:arsenault_fig5a
Type:Photographic
Release date:25 July 2013, 14:24
Size:2560 x 1773 px

About the Object

Name:Adaptive Optics
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Category:Survey Telescopes

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