Coating the VISTA Mirror

A 4.1-metre diameter primary mirror, a vital part of the world's newest and fastest survey telescope, VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) has been delivered to its new mountaintop home at Cerro Paranal, Chile. The mirror arrived over the Easter weekend (22 to 23 March 2008) at the Paranal Observatory where the telescope has been assembled at an altitude of 2518m, in Chile's Atacama Desert.

Credit:

ESO/S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard)

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Id:eso0810g
Type:Photographic
Release date:16 April 2008
Related releases:eso0810
Size:902 x 506 px

About the Object

Name:Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Survey Telescopes

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