ESO and AMOS Sign Contract for the VLTI Auxiliary Telescopes

This photo shows a model of an Auxiliary Telescope during Observing Conditions. The 1.8-m telescope (with an Alt-Az mount, i.e. exactly like the Unit Telescopes) is rigidly anchored to the ground by means of a special interface. The light is directed via a series of mirrors (the Coudé Optical Train) to the bottom of the Telescope. From the Coudé Relay Optics it is sent on to the underground Delay Line Tunnel.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9832a
Type:Artwork
Release date:29 July 1998
Related releases:eso9832
Size:3000 x 3540 px

About the Object

Name:Auxiliary Telescopes, Very Large Telescope Interferometer
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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