Preparations for VLT UT1 first light

Final preparations being carried out in the week before the VLT UT1 First Light. Following successful optical alignment tests, the 8.2-m primary mirror was removed from the first Unit Telescope (UT1) to be coated with an aluminium layer. This image shows the top half of the lower half of the coating vessel with the supports on which the mirror will rest. A test target (the curved segment) is seen at the center. (Photo obtained on May 16, 1998).

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Identification:eso9818e
Type:Photographique
Date de publication:19 mai 1998
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso9818
Taille:1024 x 768 px

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Nom:Mirror, Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Catégorie:Paranal

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