Paranal: from mountain top to top observatory

Three different views of the Paranal site: in 1991, still as a remote mountain peak in the Atacama desert, with a few ESO containers in place; in 1994, at the end of the preparatory earthworks for the construction of the Unit Telescope enclosures; and in late 1999, with the virtually completed upper platform and the world's foremost optical/infrared observatory with four operational 8.2-m telescopes. The support structures for the movable VLTI Auxiliary Telescopes are also seen.

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ESO

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Id:eso0044a
Type:Collage
Release date:20 December 2000
Related releases:eso0044
Size:4000 x 1796 px

About the Object

Name:Paranal
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:Paranal

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