The first Auxiliary Telescope on its way to the observing platform

The VLTI Auxiliary Telescope no. 1 is trucked to the top of the Paranal mountain. The Auxiliary Telescope has a mirror of 1.8m diameter, and weighs about 33 tonnes.

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About the Image

Id:eso0402a
Type:Photographic
Release date:30 January 2004
Related releases:eso0402
Size:1000 x 439 px

About the Object

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

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