ANTU (UT1) and AT1

ANTU, the first Unit Telescope of the VLT is visible through the opened doors of its enclosure. This giant structure, with 35m wide and almost 40m height, dwarfs the 1.8m diameter mobile Auxiliary Telescope AT1 that is sitting just in front. Four similar ATs are installed on the Paranal platform, and can be moved on a system of railway tracks in order to optimize their configuration for interferometric observations. Photo taken in 2007.

Credit:

ESO/H.H.Heyer

About the Image

Id:ut1_at1_open_2007
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:21
Size:4961 x 4956 px

About the Object

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

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