Integration of the LGSF launch telescope

The Laser Guide Star Facility (LGSF) is a powerful laser creating an artificial star used as reference for Adaptive Optics observations. It is shining through a small "launch telescope" mounted on top of Yepun, the 4th Unit Telescope of the VLT. Here, the lauch telescope is being integrated before its installation on the telescope.

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Id:lgsf-integration
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:20
Size:4368 x 2912 px

About the Object

Name:Laser Guide Star
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
• Unspecified : People : Scientist
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