first large VLT mirror successfully coated

The cleaning process in progress. This very hard work was done by hand and lasted 6 hours. Later, an automatic cleaning device will take over this cumbersome work, and also ensure a greater degree of uniformity. (Photo obtained on May 19, 1998).

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9819e
Type:Photographic
Release date:21 May 1998
Related releases:eso9819
Size:1024 x 768 px

About the Object

Name:Mirror, Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:Paranal

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