The Very Large Telescope Snaps a Stellar Nursery and Celebrates Fifteen Years of Operations
The Very Large Telescope Snaps a Stellar Nursery and Celebrates Fifteen Years of Operations
Thor’s Helmet Nebula imaged on the occasion of ESO’s 50th Anniversary
Thor’s Helmet Nebula imaged on the occasion of ESO’s 50th Anniversary
VLT looks into The Eyes of the Virgin
VLT looks into The Eyes of the Virgin
VISTA's infrared view of the Orion Nebula*
VISTA's infrared view of the Orion Nebula*
A 340-million pixel starscape from Paranal
A 340-million pixel starscape from Paranal
The Helix Nebula*
The Helix Nebula*
The Centre of the Milky Way*
The Centre of the Milky Way*
The Horsehead Nebula*
The Horsehead Nebula*
ALMA and the centre of the Milky Way
ALMA and the centre of the Milky Way
The Carina Nebula imaged by the VLT Survey Telescope
The Carina Nebula imaged by the VLT Survey Telescope
A deep look at the strange galaxy Centaurus A
A deep look at the strange galaxy Centaurus A
ESO’s VLT reveals the Carina Nebula's hidden secrets
ESO’s VLT reveals the Carina Nebula's hidden secrets
VST image of the giant globular cluster Omega Centauri*
VST image of the giant globular cluster Omega Centauri*
VST image of the star-forming region Messier 17
VST image of the star-forming region Messier 17
Messier 78: a reflection nebula in Orion
Messier 78: a reflection nebula in Orion
2M1207b - First image of an exoplanet
2M1207b - First image of an exoplanet
The hidden fires of the Flame Nebula*
The hidden fires of the Flame Nebula*
Early Morning on Paranal*
Early Morning on Paranal*
Rare 360-degree Panorama of the Southern Sky*
Rare 360-degree Panorama of the Southern Sky*
The Milky Way panorama
The Milky Way panorama
NGC 2264 and the Christmas Tree cluster*
NGC 2264 and the Christmas Tree cluster*
Spiral galaxy NGC 1232
Spiral galaxy NGC 1232
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) by night, under the Magellanic Clouds
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) by night, under the Magellanic Clouds
VISTA gigapixel mosaic of the central parts of the Milky Way
VISTA gigapixel mosaic of the central parts of the Milky Way
The Southern Milky Way Above ALMA
The Southern Milky Way Above ALMA
ALMA's World At Night
ALMA's World At Night
The R Coronae Australis region imaged with the Wide Field Imager at La Silla*
The R Coronae Australis region imaged with the Wide Field Imager at La Silla*
Centaurus A*
Centaurus A*
A Pool of Distant Galaxies
A Pool of Distant Galaxies
Panoramic view of the WR 22 and Eta Carinae regions of the Carina Nebula*
Panoramic view of the WR 22 and Eta Carinae regions of the Carina Nebula*
Three Planets Dance Over La Silla
Three Planets Dance Over La Silla
A Hard Day's Night Ahead
A Hard Day's Night Ahead
Antennae Galaxies composite of ALMA and Hubble observations
Antennae Galaxies composite of ALMA and Hubble observations
VISTA’s infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula*
VISTA’s infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula*
Portrait of a Dramatic Stellar Crib*
Portrait of a Dramatic Stellar Crib*
APEX at Chajnantor*
APEX at Chajnantor*
The star cluster NGC 3293
The star cluster NGC 3293
Cosmic Fireball Falling Over ALMA
Cosmic Fireball Falling Over ALMA
The mouthpiece of the Pipe Nebula
The mouthpiece of the Pipe Nebula
Eclipsed Moon, Striking Night Sky
Eclipsed Moon, Striking Night Sky
The VLT in Action*
The VLT in Action*
Infrared VISTA view of a stellar nursery in Monoceros*
Infrared VISTA view of a stellar nursery in Monoceros*
The Eagle Nebula
The Eagle Nebula
The Omega Nebula
The Omega Nebula
The Tinker Bell Triplet
The Tinker Bell Triplet
The Lupus 3 dark cloud and associated hot young stars
The Lupus 3 dark cloud and associated hot young stars
The globular star cluster 47 Tucanae
The globular star cluster 47 Tucanae
ALMA’s Solitude
ALMA’s Solitude
Exoplanet Hunters at La Silla*
Exoplanet Hunters at La Silla*
Iconic, Conical Licancabur Watches Over Chajnantor
Iconic, Conical Licancabur Watches Over Chajnantor
Mars, 2099?
Mars, 2099?
Yepun’s Laser and the Magellanic Clouds
Yepun’s Laser and the Magellanic Clouds
Icy Penitents by Moonlight on Chajnantor
Icy Penitents by Moonlight on Chajnantor
ESO Headquarters at Sunset*
ESO Headquarters at Sunset*
Close-up of the drama of star formation
Close-up of the drama of star formation
Bird’s Eye View of the Very Large Telescope*
Bird’s Eye View of the Very Large Telescope*
Paranal Observatory and the Volcano Llullaillaco*
Paranal Observatory and the Volcano Llullaillaco*
Trailing stars above Paranal
Trailing stars above Paranal
370-million-pixel starscape of the Lagoon Nebula
370-million-pixel starscape of the Lagoon Nebula
The Trifid Nebula
The Trifid Nebula
Spiral Galaxy NGC 253*
Spiral Galaxy NGC 253*
Glowing Stellar Nurseries*
Glowing Stellar Nurseries*
N44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
N44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
VST snaps a very detailed view of the Triangulum Galaxy
VST snaps a very detailed view of the Triangulum Galaxy
Radiance of Milky Way over La Silla
Radiance of Milky Way over La Silla
New Image of Comet ISON
New Image of Comet ISON
A VISTA Before Sunset
A VISTA Before Sunset
The Pencil Nebula, a strangely shaped leftover from a vast explosion
The Pencil Nebula, a strangely shaped leftover from a vast explosion
APEX Stands Sentry on Chajnantor
APEX Stands Sentry on Chajnantor
The VLT Survey Telescope: the largest telescope in the world designed for visible light sky surveys
The VLT Survey Telescope: the largest telescope in the world designed for visible light sky surveys
Stellar nursery NGC 3603*
Stellar nursery NGC 3603*
One million stars — towards the dark heart of the Milky Way*
One million stars — towards the dark heart of the Milky Way*
Celestial Conjunction at Paranal
Celestial Conjunction at Paranal
Group Portrait of the VLT with the Galaxy
Group Portrait of the VLT with the Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945
Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945
Paranal Platform After Sunset*
Paranal Platform After Sunset*
The Milky Way glitters brightly over ALMA
The Milky Way glitters brightly over ALMA
The star formation region NGC 6559
The star formation region NGC 6559
Artist impression of the E-ELT dome
Artist impression of the E-ELT dome
Curious spiral spotted by ALMA around red giant star R Sculptoris (data visualisation)
Curious spiral spotted by ALMA around red giant star R Sculptoris (data visualisation)
ALMA antennas under the Milky Way
ALMA antennas under the Milky Way
Dark Sky and White Desert — Snow pays a rare visit to ESO’s Paranal Observatory
Dark Sky and White Desert — Snow pays a rare visit to ESO’s Paranal Observatory
A Laser Beam Towards the Milky Way's Centre*
A Laser Beam Towards the Milky Way's Centre*
Wide Field Imager view of the spiral galaxy NGC 247
Wide Field Imager view of the spiral galaxy NGC 247
Starry La Silla
Starry La Silla
VISTA Magellanic Cloud Survey view of the Tarantula Nebula*
VISTA Magellanic Cloud Survey view of the Tarantula Nebula*
Paranal After Sunset
Paranal After Sunset
Panorama of Sunset on Paranal
Panorama of Sunset on Paranal
Really Hot Stars
Really Hot Stars
The Eagle's EGGs *
The Eagle's EGGs *
La Silla Poses for an Ultra HD Shoot
La Silla Poses for an Ultra HD Shoot
Close-up view of the head of the Seagull Nebula
Close-up view of the head of the Seagull Nebula
The Paranal basecamp from above
The Paranal basecamp from above
VISTA’s look at the Helix Nebula
VISTA’s look at the Helix Nebula
The Cool Clouds of Carina
The Cool Clouds of Carina
Laser Meets Lightning
Laser Meets Lightning
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
Another Perfect Day at Paranal
Another Perfect Day at Paranal
The Galactic Centre above the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
The Galactic Centre above the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Starlight Shines Brightly Above Paranal
Starlight Shines Brightly Above Paranal
Wide Field Imager view of the southern spiral NGC 300
Wide Field Imager view of the southern spiral NGC 300
Creating a Star
Creating a Star
The White Penitents*
The White Penitents*
Paranal at Sunrise II
Paranal at Sunrise II
Beta Pictoris as Seen in Infrared Light
Beta Pictoris as Seen in Infrared Light
Fine Shades of a Sombrero*
Fine Shades of a Sombrero*
The Crab Nebula in Taurus
The Crab Nebula in Taurus
The Dumbbell Nebula
The Dumbbell Nebula
The VLT's Laser Guide Star
The VLT's Laser Guide Star
Image composition of ESO observatories
Image composition of ESO observatories
Auxiliary Telescopes and shooting stars
Auxiliary Telescopes and shooting stars
The globular star cluster Messier 54
The globular star cluster Messier 54
Impression, sunset
Impression, sunset
The Milky Way above the antennas of ALMA
The Milky Way above the antennas of ALMA
Milky Way Stretches Over ESO 3.6-m Telescope
Milky Way Stretches Over ESO 3.6-m Telescope
Star Trails at La Silla
Star Trails at La Silla
The Curves of ESO’s Headquarters
The Curves of ESO’s Headquarters
Paranal Nights
Paranal Nights
Two very different glowing gas clouds in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Two very different glowing gas clouds in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Three people, three telescopes and three planets
Three people, three telescopes and three planets
ALMA array from the air
ALMA array from the air
Whirling Southern Star Trails over ALMA
Whirling Southern Star Trails over ALMA
A Place to Unveil the Mysteries of the Cold Universe
A Place to Unveil the Mysteries of the Cold Universe
Stars Trails over La Silla
Stars Trails over La Silla
The star cluster NGC 2100 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
The star cluster NGC 2100 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
The Orion Nebula*
The Orion Nebula*
VISTA's infrared view of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8)
VISTA's infrared view of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8)
ESO’s Very Large Telescope Peers into a Distant Nebula*
ESO’s Very Large Telescope Peers into a Distant Nebula*
Aerial View of the VLT Platform
Aerial View of the VLT Platform
Lying down on the VLT platform
Lying down on the VLT platform
Dramatic Moonset — Amazing Sight on Cerro Paranal, Home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope*
Dramatic Moonset — Amazing Sight on Cerro Paranal, Home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope*
VISTA at sunset
VISTA at sunset
Dramatic Moonset
Dramatic Moonset
VLT Telescopes at Paranal
VLT Telescopes at Paranal
Sunset at Paranal
Sunset at Paranal
Paranal at Sunrise
Paranal at Sunrise
The Observing Platform as the Crow Flies *
The Observing Platform as the Crow Flies *
ALMA Vision
ALMA Vision
Sunset view at Paranal with Moon, Venus and an AT
Sunset view at Paranal with Moon, Venus and an AT
Paranal under snow
Paranal under snow
Burning lithium inside a star (artist's impression)
Burning lithium inside a star (artist's impression)
A Snapshot of the Jewel Box cluster with the ESO VLT
A Snapshot of the Jewel Box cluster with the ESO VLT
Eta Carinae
Eta Carinae
The Planet, the Galaxy and the Laser
The Planet, the Galaxy and the Laser
The Topsy-Turvy Galaxy NGC 1313*
The Topsy-Turvy Galaxy NGC 1313*
The Gum 15 star formation region
The Gum 15 star formation region
The final ALMA antenna arrives at Chajnantor
The final ALMA antenna arrives at Chajnantor
Otto parked at night
Otto parked at night
Milky Way over ALMA
Milky Way over ALMA
The star cluster Messier 7
The star cluster Messier 7
The star cluster NGC 3572 and its dramatic surroundings
The star cluster NGC 3572 and its dramatic surroundings
ALMA antennas at work
ALMA antennas at work
Night time view of La Silla
Night time view of La Silla
Artist’s impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope
Artist’s impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope
The Lobster Nebula seen with ESO’s VISTA telescope
The Lobster Nebula seen with ESO’s VISTA telescope
The glowing cloud Sharpless 2-296, part of the Seagull Nebula
The glowing cloud Sharpless 2-296, part of the Seagull Nebula
The Cat's Paw Remastered
The Cat's Paw Remastered
Artist’s impression of the E-ELT
Artist’s impression of the E-ELT
The Moon and the Arc of the Milky Way
The Moon and the Arc of the Milky Way
La Silla from Base to Summit
La Silla from Base to Summit
La Silla soon after Sunset
La Silla soon after Sunset
The Future European Extremely Large Telescope
The Future European Extremely Large Telescope
Straight to the Milky Way´s Heart
Straight to the Milky Way´s Heart
ESO Headquarters
ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of Cerro Paranal
Aerial View of Cerro Paranal
A European ALMA antenna takes a ride on a transporter
A European ALMA antenna takes a ride on a transporter
Telescope Domes Clustered at La Silla
Telescope Domes Clustered at La Silla
Ballet of Interacting Galaxies
Ballet of Interacting Galaxies
Sunset over Paranal Panorama *
Sunset over Paranal Panorama *
A Cosmic Embrace
A Cosmic Embrace
Zodiacal Light at Paranal
Zodiacal Light at Paranal
Wide Field Image of the Jewel Box
Wide Field Image of the Jewel Box
Spiral Galaxy Messier 83*
Spiral Galaxy Messier 83*
NGC 2467 and Surroundings*
NGC 2467 and Surroundings*
The Waning Moon
The Waning Moon
New Technology Telescope
New Technology Telescope
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
Milky Way over ALMA
Milky Way over ALMA
Immersive Paranal World
Immersive Paranal World
Colourful ALMA Vista
Colourful ALMA Vista
La Silla UHD Panorama
La Silla UHD Panorama
Orion Captured Between the NTT
Orion Captured Between the NTT
Reaching out to the Stars
Reaching out to the Stars
Framing the Night Sky
Framing the Night Sky
Nova Centaurus 2013 (non-annotated)
Nova Centaurus 2013 (non-annotated)
It's Lonely at the Top
It's Lonely at the Top
Milky Way over La Residencia
Milky Way over La Residencia
The bright star cluster NGC 6520 and the strangely shaped dark cloud Barnard 86
The bright star cluster NGC 6520 and the strangely shaped dark cloud Barnard 86
The star cluster NGC 6604 and its surroundings
The star cluster NGC 6604 and its surroundings
Straight to the Milky Way´s Heart
Straight to the Milky Way´s Heart
ALMA antennas at OSF*
ALMA antennas at OSF*
The Cat's Paw Nebula*
The Cat's Paw Nebula*
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
ALMA Prototype-Antennas at the ALMA Test Facility*
ALMA Prototype-Antennas at the ALMA Test Facility*
Beautiful Sky over Paranal *
Beautiful Sky over Paranal *
Barnard's Galaxy
Barnard's Galaxy
The Arches Cluster
The Arches Cluster
The star T Leporis as seen with VLTI
The star T Leporis as seen with VLTI
The Globular Cluster Omega Centauri*
The Globular Cluster Omega Centauri*
Sharpening up Jupiter
Sharpening up Jupiter
Bok Globule B68
Bok Globule B68
Star-forming Region RCW 108 in Ara
Star-forming Region RCW 108 in Ara
Dizzying Star Trails over SEST
Dizzying Star Trails over SEST
Psychedelic Skies
Psychedelic Skies
A 360 degree panorama of a unique cloudscape over La Silla *
A 360 degree panorama of a unique cloudscape over La Silla *
Clouds over the NTT
Clouds over the NTT
VST images the Lagoon Nebula
VST images the Lagoon Nebula
Brand New Image of Nova Centauri 2013
Brand New Image of Nova Centauri 2013
Very large silhouette at sunset
Very large silhouette at sunset
Licancabur Dominates the Sky
Licancabur Dominates the Sky
An ALMA Antenna
An ALMA Antenna
The Very Large Telescope
The Very Large Telescope
Artist’s impression of the E-ELT
Artist’s impression of the E-ELT
Winter view over VISTA
Winter view over VISTA
The star formation region NGC 3324
The star formation region NGC 3324
IC 2944, Nicknamed the Running Chicken Nebula
IC 2944, Nicknamed the Running Chicken Nebula
The E-ELT (artist's impression)
The E-ELT (artist's impression)
A Slice of the Sky
A Slice of the Sky
Wide Field Imager view of the spiral galaxy NGC 3621
Wide Field Imager view of the spiral galaxy NGC 3621
Four ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor plain*
Four ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor plain*
VISTA’s infrared view of the Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253)
VISTA’s infrared view of the Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253)
Detailed view of a section of the Large Magellanic Cloud
Detailed view of a section of the Large Magellanic Cloud
The classic spiral Messier 83 seen in the infrared with HAWK-I
The classic spiral Messier 83 seen in the infrared with HAWK-I
Cerro Armazones at Sunset
Cerro Armazones at Sunset
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla
The ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla
Chajnantor panorama
Chajnantor panorama
Chajnantor Sunrise Panorama 2007 *
Chajnantor Sunrise Panorama 2007 *
A Giant Galaxy
A Giant Galaxy
Laser Beam Creating an “Artificial” Star
Laser Beam Creating an “Artificial” Star
Paranal Platform
Paranal Platform
Artist's impression of the newly discovered planetary system Gliese 581
Artist's impression of the newly discovered planetary system Gliese 581
Spiral Galaxy NGC 7793
Spiral Galaxy NGC 7793
Pluto (Artist's Impression)
Pluto (Artist's Impression)
Star-Forming Region NGC 346
Star-Forming Region NGC 346
The Newly Identified Cluster
The Newly Identified Cluster
Io
Io
Aerial View of the VLTI with Tunnels Superimposed
Aerial View of the VLTI with Tunnels Superimposed
The Orion Nebula*
The Orion Nebula*
Radio Galaxy Centaurus A
Radio Galaxy Centaurus A
Celestial scribbled notes
Celestial scribbled notes
ALMA Sunset Panorama
ALMA Sunset Panorama
ALMA 360 Degree Panorama
ALMA 360 Degree Panorama
Ultra HD Expedition day 6: Astronomers talking at Paranal Residencia
Ultra HD Expedition day 6: Astronomers talking at Paranal Residencia
Detailed view of the Prawn Nebula from ESO's VST
Detailed view of the Prawn Nebula from ESO's VST
Very large silhouette at sunset
Very large silhouette at sunset
Artist’s impression of snow lines around TW Hydrae
Artist’s impression of snow lines around TW Hydrae
La Silla Under the Stars
La Silla Under the Stars
Aerial View of Cerro Paranal
Aerial View of Cerro Paranal
Moon rise at the Very Large Telescope
Moon rise at the Very Large Telescope
APEX image of a star-forming filament in Taurus
APEX image of a star-forming filament in Taurus
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