SEST at La Silla at Sunset

The 15-metre Swedish-ESO Submillimeter Telescope (SEST) looks out over the mountains at ESO's La Silla observing site in the southern part of the Atacama desert of Chile. Designed to observe at sub-millimetric wavelengths, SEST was built in 1987 on La Silla and decommissioned in 2003. 2400 metres above sea level, La Silla was ESO's first observing site. Currently La Silla hosts the ESO 3.6-metre telescope, the New Technology Telescope (NTT), and the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope.

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Iztok Boncina/ESO

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Id:ib-la-silla04
Type:Photographic
Release date:6 April 2010, 16:09
Size:3888 x 2592 px

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Name:Swedish–ESO Submillimetre Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - La Silla

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