First Major Astronomical Instrument Mounted on VLT

On 10 September 1998, the first scientific instrument of the VLT, FORS1, was successfully mounted on the Cassegrain focus of the first 8.2-m VLT telescope (UT1). For the first time, following 7 years of design, construction and tests, FORS1 meets its telescope and is attached to the flange of the Cassegrain focus. (Photo obtained on September 10, 1998).

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9841e
Type:Photographic
Release date:11 September 1998
Related releases:eso9841
Size:768 x 1024 px

About the Object

Name:FORS1, Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
• X - Paranal

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