The Active Phasing Experiment (APE) installed on the VLT

The Active Phasing Experiment (APE) installed on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Paranal. APE is designed to validate technologies for accurate alignment of the segmented mirror of the forthcoming European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), by testing them on the VLT. Image taken in March 2009.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:e-elt_ape-at-vlt
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:22
Size:3744 x 5503 px

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal
• X - E-ELT

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