The UVES Spectrograph Sees the Sun
The VLT UV-Visual Echelle Spectrograph (UVES) is a complex assembly of advanced opto-mechanical systems and the associated control electronics and motors. The entire system is remotely computer controlled and will perform a spectral analysis of the light from celestial objects that is collected by the giant telescope mirrors. The design of UVES was begun in 1992 and its realization involved scientists and engineers at ESO and the Observatory of Trieste (Italy), as well as companies from all over Europe.
This video contains sequences illustrating the current work around UVES. It includes interviews with two of the involved scientists, and is accompanied by detailed, written information, including a shot list and suggested narration. The sound track contains original sound, only.