Mirror handling platform

A 360 degree panorama of the Mirror Maintenance Building (MMB) in Paranal Observatory. The MMB is the place where the recoating of the VLT's mirrors takes place. The platform in the centre is used to separate the main 8.2-metre mirror from its supporting cell before it goes into the clean room, where the chemical washing and the recoating itself take place. Each 8.2-metre primary mirror weighs 23 tonnes.

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Id:mmb-mirror-handl-pan
Type:Photographic
Release date:25 April 2013, 18:05
Size:15232 x 7616 px

About the Object

Name:Panorama, Paranal
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
• X - Paranal

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