A VLT mirror goes back to work

A truck drives uphill at Cerro Paranal, carrying the 8.2-metre primary mirror of the VLT’s Antu Telescope (UT1). The mirror is being returned to the telescope after a recoating, in November 2010. Each of the VLT’s primary mirrors is recoated every 18 months, in a process that takes a week.

Credit:

P. Zidar/ESO

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Id:pzidar_paranal_lv-8
Type:Photographic
Release date:4 July 2011, 08:46
Size:4000 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:Paranal
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - Paranal

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