VISIR Handling Tool

The instruments attached to the telescopes sometimes have to be removed, for instance when the main mirror is taken out for re-coating. A set of special handling tools is available to hold the instruments. Here, VISIR's is visible in the UT3 enclosure.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:visir_handling
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:3532 x 3493 px

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope, VISIR
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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