Wrapped Beryllium mirror

The Beryllium M2 Mirror, still with its protective cover, ready to be lifted into position. The pattern on the rear side is a result of the light-weighting of the mirror during which much material is removed.  (This digital photo was obtained on January 20, 2000).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0003g
Type:Photographic
Release date:21 January 2000
Related releases:eso0003
Size:1280 x 960 px

About the Object

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

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