VLT UT1 U-formed Centerpiece

This photo illustrates part of the sequence of lifting the large U-formed centerpiece of the first VLT Unit Telescope (UT1) into the enclosure. This is the largest single piece of the telescope and the operation shown here is one of the most difficult of the entire assembly. It is so big that it only fits through the slit by sliding one `arm' through at a time.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso9721a
Type:Photographic
Release date:8 August 1997
Related releases:eso9721
Size:504 x 756 px

About the Object

Name:VLT Unit Telescopes
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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