La Silla Observatory

View from above of ESO's La Silla observation site. La Silla, in the southern part of the Atacama desert, 600 km north of Santiago de Chile, was ESO's first observation site. The site is 2400 metres above sea level, providing excellent observing conditions. ESO operates the ESO 3.6-metre telescope and the 3.58-metre New Technology Telescope (NTT) at La Silla. This site also hosts many national telescopes, including the Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope and the Danish 1.54-metre telescope.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:dsc_0087
Type:Photographic
Release date:31 March 2010, 17:05
Size:3008 x 2000 px

About the Object

Name:La Silla
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - La Silla

Image Formats

Large JPEG
2.0 MB
Screensize JPEG
258.1 KB

Zoomable


Wallpapers

1024x768
340.5 KB
1280x1024
554.6 KB
1600x1200
781.1 KB
1920x1200
897.1 KB
2048x1536
1.2 MB

 

Also see our