MELIPAL "Very First Light"

The "very first light" image for MELIPAL . It is that of a relatively bright star, as recorded by the Guide Probe at about 21:50 hrs local time on January 26, 2000. It is a 0.1 sec exposure, obtained after preliminary adjustment of the optics during a few iterations with the computer controlled "active optics" system. The image quality is measured as 0.46 arcsec FWHM (Full-Width at Half Maximum).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0004a
Type:Observation
Release date:28 January 2000
Related releases:eso0004
Size:800 x 575 px

About the Object

Name:Eridanus Constellation
Type:• Milky Way : Star
• Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
• X - Stars

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Very Large Telescope

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