The Giant Coating Plant for the ESO VLT

General view of the VLT coating plant. The coating unit is a large vacuum chamber with a diameter of 9.4 meters and a volume of about 122,000 liters. The required ultra-high vacuum is generated by 8 cryo-pumps which are located on top of the vacuum chamber.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9711a
Type:Photographic
Release date:16 May 1997
Related releases:eso9711
Size:768 x 576 px

About the Object

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

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