Deformable secondary mirror transport box

This is the transport box for the thin-shell mirror of the second generation Very Large Telescope mirror unit, the deformable secondary mirror (DSM).

The transport box fulfils several functions as well as transport of the shell: the lower (concave) half is used to aid the removal and installation on the shell to the DSM and the convex half of the shell can be used as a “coating body”. 

To find out more about the DSM and its construction and installation read issue 151 of the messenger.

Credit:

ESO

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Release date:30 July 2013, 17:16
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Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Category:Survey Telescopes

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