VLT Active Optics Simulation (artist’s impression)

This image shows, by means of computer simulations, distorted stellar images with the form of the letters "V", "L" and "T", produced by the VLT active optics system by a complex distortion of the primary mirror and shifting the secondary mirror to a suitable position along the optical axis.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9940f
Type:Artwork
Release date:13 August 1999
Related releases:eso9940
Size:800 x 267 px

About the Object

Name:Active Optics, Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
• X - Paranal

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