Moonlit La Silla

This long exposure was taken from the 3.6m telescope. Because of the rotation of the Earth during this long exposure, the stars appear as trails in the sky. Cars driving between the telescopes have left the bright lines along the road. Notice the very dim headlights used to drive at night on this dark side, so not to disturb the observations.

Credit:

ESO/C.Madsen

About the Image

Id:esopia00031sites
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:18
Size:3000 x 1933 px

About the Object

Name:La Silla
Type:Solar System : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky
Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:La Silla

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