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

About the Image

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
Category:Paranal

Image Formats

Large JPEG
3.5 MB
Screensize JPEG
376.8 KB

Zoomable


Wallpapers

1024x768
328.7 KB
1280x1024
561.2 KB
1600x1200
815.7 KB
1920x1200
1009.2 KB
2048x1536
1.3 MB

 

Also see our