View from Cerro Armazones

On 26 April 2010, the ESO Council selected Cerro Armazones as the site for the planned 40-metre-class European Extremely Large Telescope. Cerro Armazones is an isolated mountain at 3060 metres altitude in the central part of Chile's Atacama Desert, some 130 kilometres south of the town of Antofagasta and about 20 kilometres away from Cerro Paranal, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The above photo shows Paranal and its facility as seen from Cerro Armazones.

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About the Image

Id:eso1018h
Type:Photographic
Release date:26 April 2010, 16:00
Related releases:eso1018
Size:3888 x 2592 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Desert, Cerro Armazones
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - Solar System

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