Picture of the week: The Large Size Telescope uncovered

The Large Size Telescope with the mirror finally uncovered and the camera finally in place, Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma
The Large Size Telescope with the mirror finally uncovered and the camera finally in place

I went up to the Roque to do some tour guiding, and found the LST looking very different. The cover’s gone from the spectacular mirror! I used to think that nothing would ever make the MAGIC look small. Less noticable, but just as important, the camera is in place. It’s the white box just above the tower.

The inauguration will be October 10th.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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