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.
About the Image
|Release date:||30 July 2013, 17:16|
|Size:||2560 x 1920 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Very Large Telescope|
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument|
• X - Survey Telescopes