First Large VLT Mirror Successfully Coated

At the beginning of the operation, the 8.2-m Zerodur mirror still rests on the supports in its cell, under the Handling Device. The uncoated surface reflects about 5% of the infalling light and has a matte appearance. (Photo obtained on May 19, 1998)

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Id:eso9819a
Type:Photographic
Release date:21 May 1998
Related releases:eso9819
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Name:Mirror, Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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