Working inside Kueyen

A 360-degree panoramic view inside Kueyen, the second of the four 8.2-metre VLT Unit Telescopes. In the picture, engineers are seen doing maintenance work, particularly on the spectrographic instrument X-Shooter. This is the instrument installed at the telescope's Cassegrain focal station, located below the primary mirror cell. The cell is the white structure which supports the 8.2-metre-diameter primary mirror, here seen at the centre of the picture.

Credit:

ESO/H. Heyer

About the Image

Id:ut2-xshooter-hh
Type:Photographic
Release date:11 August 2011, 14:54
Size:11748 x 4930 px

About the Object

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

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