VLT KUEYEN

Wide-angle photo of the second 8.2-m VLT Unit Telescope, KUEYEN, obtained on March 10, 1999, with the main mirror and its cell in place at the bottom of the telescope structure. The Test Camera with which the astronomical images above were made, is positioned at the Cassegrain focus, inside this mirror cell. The Paranal Inauguration on March 5, 1999, took place under this telescope that was tilted towards the horizon to accommodate nearly 300 persons on the observing floor.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9923e
Type:Photographic
Release date:7 April 1999
Related releases:eso9923
Size:3000 x 2996 px

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope, VLT Unit Telescopes
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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