VISIR mounted behind the 8.2m-Mirror of Melipal

VISIR was mounted on the third VLT telescope "Melipal" on April 27th 2004. The approximately 1.6 tons of VISIR appear much smaller once mounted behind the enormous 8.2-m diameter mirror of Melipal.

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About the Image

Id:eso0417b
Type:Photographic
Release date:12 May 2004
Related releases:eso0417
Size:787 x 1063 px

About the Object

Name:VISIR
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
• X - Paranal

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