The Milky Way above La Silla

Early evening scenery at the ESO La Silla observatory. To the left is the decommisioned 15-metre dish of the Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST), and on the right in the background is the dome of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope, at the highest point of the mountain. The southern Milky Way is seen along the right border of the SEST and above the 3.6 metre telescope. There is an upside-down reflection of the sky and the horizon behind the photographer in the highly polished antenna dish of the SEST.

Credit:

Nico Housen/ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0429a
Type:Photographic
Release date:14 September 2004
Related releases:eso0429
Size:3008 x 2000 px

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

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