VLT Mirror Washing Unit

The VLT Mirror Washing Unit hangs suspended over the lower half of the VLT Coating Chamber in the Mirror Maintenance Building. It is used to clean the surface of the 8.2-m main mirrors from the VLT Unit Telescopes before the coating process. In the foreground, a part of the upper half of the Coating Chamber.

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About the Image

Id:eso9951g
Type:Photographic
Release date:8 December 1999
Related releases:eso9951
Size:2093 x 1965 px

About the Object

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

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