Lowering the Altitude Axis

This image represents the most difficult step in moving the piece. This operation is to lower the altitude axis onto the hydrostatic bearing. The 60-ton piece must be fitted with an accuracy of fractions of a millimeter. Here it is shown in its final position.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9721c
Type:Photographic
Release date:8 August 1997
Related releases:eso9721
Size:756 x 504 px

About the Object

Name:VLT Unit Telescopes
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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