First VLT Mirror Touchdown

Touch-down for the first VLT mirror in Chile. The Transport Box with the fragile mirror inside is lowered ever so softly onto the dock in Antofagasta.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9731b
Type:Photographic
Release date:12 December 1997
Related releases:eso9731
Size:1014 x 725 px

About the Object

Name:Antofagasta, Mirror, Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope

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