Preparations for VLT UT1 First Light

Final preparations being carried out in the week before the VLT UT1 First Light. Following successful optical alignment tests, the 8.2-m primary mirror was removed from the first Unit Telescope (UT1). This image shows preparations to move it into the Mirror Maintenance Building (MMB) to be coated with a thin, highly reflective aluminium layer. The mirror surface is covered to protect it during the transport. (Photo obtained on May 17, 1998).

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9818b
Type:Photographic
Release date:19 May 1998
Related releases:eso9818
Size:1024 x 768 px

About the Object

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

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