Construction of VLT UT1 Enclosure

This photo shows the state of construction of the enclosure ('dome') for VLT Unit Telescope No. 1 on Paranal in late October 1995. The concrete foundations are ready and the lower, stationary part of the metal construction has been fixed to it. At this moment, the first pieces of the rotating part are also in place -- the beginnings of the wide slit and the heavy, horizontal structure that will support the sliding doors are seen in the foreground.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9531a
Type:Photographic
Release date:13 November 1995
Related releases:eso9531
Size:741 x 553 px

About the Object

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

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