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 preparations to move it into the Mirror Maintenance Building (MMB) to be coated with a thin, highly reflective aluminium layer. The cell with the 8.2-m mirror has been detached from the lower part of the telescope tube. (Photo obtained on May 17, 1998).

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Identification:eso9818a
Type:Photographique
Date de publication:19 mai 1998
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso9818
Taille:1024 x 768 px

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Nom:Mirror, Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Catégorie:Paranal

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