Deformable secondary Mirror

This is the deformable secondary mirror (DSM) one of the key systems of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) Adaptive Optics Facility (AOF). In this image it is mounted on a test bench in the ESO Garching integration laboratory at the start of its test phase. To learn more about its construction and testing read issue 151 of the Messenger.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:arsenault_fig7
Type:Photographic
Release date:25 July 2013, 11:24
Size:2448 x 3264 px

About the Object

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

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