Unwrapping a VLT secondary mirror

This image shows the secondary mirror of one of the VLT Unit Telescopes. The secondary mirror is around 1 metre in diameter, and reflects light gathered by the primary mirror towards the telescope's instruments.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:pi0f57_1-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:27 August 2000, 08:40
Size:1280 x 960 px

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:Paranal

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