HAWK-I at VLT

The HAWK-I instrument mounted on the telescope's Nasmyth (side) port. HAWK-I is attached on Yepun, Unit Telescope number 4 of ESO's Very Large Telescope and saw First Light on the night of 31 July 2007. HAWK-I covers about 1/10th the area of the Full Moon in a single exposure. It is uniquely suited to the discovery and study of faint objects, such as distant galaxies or small stars and planets.

Credit:

ESO/H.H.Heyer

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Id:hawk-i_ut-7619
Type:Fotografisch
Publicatiedatum:3 december 2009 23:19
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Naam:HAWK-I
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Categorie:La Silla

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