First Large VLT Mirror Successfully Coated

The coated main mirror for VLT UT1 on its way towards First Light. The UT1 enclosure is seen at the top of the mountain, at the front, above the control building. (Photo obtained in the early morning of May 21, 1998).

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Id:eso9819i
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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