Chajnantor Sunrise Panorama 2007 *

A view across the Chajnantor plain in the first light of morning in January. The low angle of the incident light nicely reveals the topography of this area : the eastern part of the Andes mountain range, on Bolivian and Argentinian territory, is already illuminated, while the west (Chile) is still shaded by the 5000-metre-high mountains. The heart of the ALMA antenna array will be located close to the centre of this image, though 66 antennas will spread over the plains.

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ESO/H.H.Heyer

About the Image

Id:chajnantor_sunrise
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:21
Size:15775 x 4030 px

About the Object

Name:Chajnantor, Panorama
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - ALMA

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