8.2-m Main Mirror in its Cell

KUEYEN Start-Up: Reinstallation of the Mirrors

The main mirror in its cell is lifted towards the lower part of the telescope structure to which it will next be bolted. (Photo obtained on March 18, 2000).

Following the coating of the 8.2-m main mirror of KUEYEN , the mirror in its cell was returned to the telescope enclosure.

Here it was remounted on the telescope structure in a series of operations that involved, among others, the installation of the socalled M3-tower in the central hole in the mirror. This structure supports the tertiary mirror (M3) that deflects the light towards the Nasmyth foci on the sides of the telescope.

Credit:

ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0021aa
Type:Photographic
Release date:16 June 2000
Related releases:eso0021
Size:3000 x 1922 px

About the Object

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

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