VLT interferometer principle

Schematic lay-out of the VLT Interferometer. The light from a distant celestial objects enters two of the VLT telescopes and is reflected by the various mirrors into the Interferometric Tunnel, below the observing platform on the top of Paranal. Two Delay Lines with moveable carriages continuously adjust the length of the paths so that the two beams interfere constructively and produce fringes at the interferometric focus in the laboratory.

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ESO

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Identification:eso0020b
Type:Dessin
Date de publication:24 mai 2000
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1905, eso0111, eso0020
Taille:2629 x 2454 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Interferometry, Very Large Telescope Interferometer
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Catégorie:Paranal

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