Installation of the Nasmyth Adapter-Rotators

The Nasmyth Adapter-Rotator, resting on a special (yellow) support and installation device, is lifted to the Nasmyth platform, on which will later be installed the astronomical instruments. The Nasmyth Adapter-Rotators will compensate for the sky field rotation that is inherent in the VLT alt-az mounting. (Photo obtained on March 22, 1998).

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