Paranal at Sunset

Wide-angle view of the Paranal Observatory at sunset. The last rays of the sun illuminate the telescope enclosures at the top of the mountain and some of the buildings at the Base Camp. The new "residencia" that will provide living space for the Paranal staff and visitors from next year is being constructed to the left. The "First Light" observations with YEPUN began soon after sunset. This photo was obtained in March 2000.

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Id:eso0028e
Type:Photographic
Release date:4 September 2000
Related releases:eso0028
Size:4000 x 2000 px

About the Object

Name:Paranal
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - Paranal

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