Reinstallation of the Mirrors
KUEYEN Start-Up: Reinstallation of the Mirrors
A wide-angle view of the mechanical structure of the second 8.2-m VLT Unit Telescope, KUEYEN, with the mirrors in place, ready for observations. (Photo obtained on March 23, 2000).
Following the coating of the 8.2-m main mirror of KUEYEN , the mirror in its cell was returned to the telescope enclosure.
Here it was remounted on the telescope structure in a series of operations that involved, among others, the installation of the socalled M3-tower in the central hole in the mirror. This structure supports the tertiary mirror (M3) that deflects the light towards the Nasmyth foci on the sides of the telescope.Credit:
About the Image
|Release date:||16 June 2000|
|Size:||2489 x 3000 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Mirror, Very Large Telescope|
|Type:||Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope|