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ESOcast 120: Chile Chill 10: VLT Main Mirror Recoating

07 серпня 2017 р.

This video takes a relaxed look at a tense process — cleaning and recoating the surface of one of the ESO Very Large Telescope’s 8.2-metre main mirrors.

Every night the huge mirrors are exposed to the atmosphere whilst uncovered during observing sessions. They gradually accumulate dust and other pollutants that reduce their reflectivity, making them less effective at capturing faint light from the cosmos. So they are regularly removed from the telescope, taken down the mountain to the recoating facility, cleaned and finally recoated with a thin and highly reflective new aluminium layer.

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Richard Hook
ESO Public Information Officer
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6383
Email: rhook@eso.org

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ESOcast 120: Chile Chill 10 – “VLT Main Mirror Recoating”
ESOcast 120: Chile Chill 10 – “VLT Main Mirror Recoating”