SOFI mounted at the ESO NTT telescope

SOFI mounted at the ESO NTT telescope. Its optical system and detector are cooled to around -200°C by means of the closed cycle cooler attached to the enclosing vacuum vessel visible just to the right of centre. At the left is the co-rotator system which feeds electrical cables plus gas and fluid hoses to the instrument and rotates with it as the telescope tracks objects on the sky.

Credit:

J. Brynnel

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About the Image

Id:eso9805g
Type:Photographic
Release date:29 January 1998
Related releases:eso9805
Size:800 x 599 px

About the Object

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

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