Preparations for VLT UT1 first light

Final preparations being carried out in the week before the VLT UT1 First Light. Following successful optical alignment tests, the 8.2-m primary mirror was removed from the first Unit Telescope (UT1). This image shows the mirror being moved into the Mirror Maintenance Building (MMB) to be coated with a thin, highly reflective aluminium layer. The transport moves between the telescope enclosures - nos. 1, 2 and 3 to the right, and no. 4 to the left. (Photo obtained on May 17, 1998).

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Id:eso9818c
Tip:Fotografski
Datum objavljivanja:19. maj 1998.
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Naziv:Mirror, Very Large Telescope
Tip:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Kategorija:Paranal

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