Auxiliary Telescope at the VLT

This is a close view on the dome of one of the Auxiliary Telescopes (ATs) at the VLT. The size of the mirror of the AT is 1.8m. Another AT is visible in the back next to the dome of one of the larger 8.2m unit telescopes (UT) of the VLT. Both the UTs and the ATs can be combined for interferometric observations. This picture was obtained in March 2009.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso-ats-mar2009-0314
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:5616 x 3744 px

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:Paranal

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