One of the launch telescopes for the VLT Four Laser Guide Star Facility

This picture shows one of four special telescopes that will be used to fire laser beams high into the atmosphere to create artificial stars. These are vital components of the Four Laser Guide Star Facility (4LGSF) for ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) that were developed by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). The image shows one of the telescopes at TNO shortly before shipping to ESO.


TNO/Fred Kamphues/ESO

About the Image

Release date:22 February 2012, 12:00
Related announcements:ann12012
Size:4288 x 2848 px

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility

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