Auxiliary Telescope Hexapod

The Auxiliary Telescopes (ATs) at Paranal are outfitted with these hexapod mountings that rotate the secondary mirror during "chopping," a technique that improves observational efficacy. This image was obtained in March 2009.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:paranal-at-hexapod
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:3744 x 5127 px

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Unspecified : People
Category:People and Events

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