Installing the VLT’s new deformable secondary mirror

The new Deformable Secondary Mirror is eased into place on the VLT’s Unit Telescope 4 (Yepun). It is the largest adaptive optics mirror ever built and the heart of the new adaptive optics system that will enable to the telescope to produce even sharper images.

Credit:

ESO/E. Vernet

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