Aerial view of Paranal and Atacama desert

Aerial view of Paranal and its immediate surroundings in the Atacama desert. The Pacific Ocean is seen in the background. The buildings at the base camp are seen below and to the left of the summit. At the moment of this exposure, the aircraft was located right over the"Old Panamerica Road 3", some 10 km from the observatory. (Photo obtained on December 16, 1997).

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9804e
Type:Photographic
Release date:23 January 1998
Related releases:eso9804
Size:3000 x 2251 px

About the Object

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

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