Early construction on VLT

The image shows the top ring of the main structure mounted and aligned, already painted in its definitive silver colour (the interior part that faces the optical path will later be painted black to minimise internal optical reflections). The photograph was taken at the Ansaldo Energia premises in Milan (Italy).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9525c
Type:Photographic
Release date:13 September 1995
Related releases:eso9525
Size:706 x 595 px

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology
Category:Paranal

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