Early Construction on VLT

The image shows the centre piece of the telescope tube which provides the attachment points to the primary and secondary mirrors and has the shafts for the telescope altitude axis. It is 10.5 metres wide and 10 metres long and weighs about 56 t. The photograph was taken at the Ansaldo Energia premises in Milan (Italy).

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso9525b
Type:Photographic
Release date:13 September 1995
Related releases:eso9525
Size:706 x 592 px

About the Object

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

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