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:
About the Image
|Release date:||16 June 2000|
|Size:||3000 x 1922 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Mirror, Very Large Telescope|
|Type:||Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope|