Construction of VLT UT2

This recent photo of the second 8.2-m Unit telescope (UT2) shows how it is beginning to look very similar to UT1. After attachment of a dummy mass that "stands in" for the M1 cell and the Zerodur mirror, it will become possible to rotate the telescope structure around both axes. At this moment, the main drives have not yet been connected and auxiliary drives will be used. Most of the cables have been laid and over half of the connections have been made. (Photo obtained on July 17, 1998).

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9837d
Type:Photographic
Release date:12 August 1998
Related releases:eso9837
Size:768 x 1024 px

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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