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.
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|
• X - Paranal