First Large VLT Mirror Successfully Coated

After the coating process, the tank is open and the mirror surface is inspected. Everything is in order — the deposited layer of aluminium looks fine. This is later confirmed by objective measurements of the thickness, uniformity and reflectivity. (Photo obtained on May 20, 1998).

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About the Image

Id:eso9819f
Type:Photographic
Release date:21 May 1998
Related releases:eso9819
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About the Object

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

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