The 4.1 m diameter VISTA main mirror

The 4.1 m diameter VISTA main mirror. The large central hole accommodates the huge VISTA infrared camera. This image was taken after the mirror had been stripped and recoated in 3-layer protected silver (NiCr-Ag-NiCr) on 12 September 2009.

Credit:

VISTA/ESO

About the Image

Id:vista-cimg7901
Type:Photographic
Release date:10 December 2009, 23:35
Size:2048 x 1536 px

About the Object

Name:Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:Survey Telescopes

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