Installation of the Serrurier Struts

When the second part of the centerpiece has also been put into place, the time comes to install the Serrurier struts. They form the connection between the centerpiece and the upper assembly that carries the secondary mirror. On this photo, the first of the eight struts is being lifted into the enclosure. The concrete building which will house the interferometric laboratory is seen in the background.

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Id:eso9721d
Type:Photographic
Release date:8 August 1997
Related releases:eso9721
Size:756 x 504 px

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

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