M1 Cell Elevator, Dec2005

When the main mirror (M1) is removed from the telescope, the whole cell holding the mirror has to be lowered from the observing floor onto a truck waiting on the platform. This is the role of the giant elevator visible here. A large crew is required for this delicate operation.

Credit:

ESO/H.H.Heyer

About the Image

Id:img_0691
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:21
Size:4368 x 2912 px

About the Object

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

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