Installation of the M2 unit

The final phases of the assembly work on the first VLT 8.2-m Unit Telescope (UT1) at Paranal. View of the front end of the telescope structure with the spiders and a dummy M2 Unit in place, just before the exchange with the real M2 Unit. The service platform for this operation is seen just below the M2 Unit. (Photo obtained on March 12, 1998).

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Id:eso9812d
Type:Photographic
Release date:24 March 1998
Related releases:eso9812
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Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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