The NTT windscreen

During periods of high winds, the ESO New Technology Telescope is protected by a windscreen. It is elevated in front of the telescope to an appropriate height so that it does not impede the observations. In this way wind buffeting of the telescope structure is avoided and the NTT remains stable, even during wind speeds up to 70 km/h. (ESO Press Release eso9003: NTT image C05).



About the Image

Release date:6 February 1990
Related releases:eso9003
Size:1767 x 1782 px

About the Object

Name:New Technology Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:La Silla

Image Formats

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