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:

ESO/H.H.Heyer

About the Image

Id:eso0021ac
Type:Photographic
Release date:16 June 2000
Related releases:eso0021
Size:2489 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:Mirror, Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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