MELIPAL Dummy M2 mirror

The mechanical structure of MELIPAL was tilted towards the horizon for easy access to the M2-Unit, the electro-mechanical support system for the secondary mirror at the top end. After removal of the M2 dummy mirror, the newly coated Beryllium mirror was cautiously mounted on its support.  (This digital photo was obtained on January 20, 2000).

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0003f
Type:Photographic
Release date:21 January 2000
Related releases:eso0003
Size:1280 x 960 px

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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