Active optics support system for the VLT primary mirros

This sequence shows the support systems under each of the VLT primary mirrors. This complex set of actuators and sensors supports and flexes the thin mirror to keep its shape and position optimal for the best image quality. It forms part of the telescope's active optics system.

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ESO/L. Calçada

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Id:MirrorEvolution4
Release date:2 September 2015, 13:04
Duration:24 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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