The NTT mirror support system

The 3.58-m main mirror of the ESO New Technology Telescope (NTT) rests on 78 "active" supports which are controlled by a computer. The system is refered to as "active optics" and was first developed at ESO for the NTT.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9003a
Type:Photographic
Release date:6 February 1990
Related releases:eso9003
Size:1383 x 1740 px

About the Object

Name:New Technology Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - La Silla

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