The VLT Auxiliary Telescope

The telescope in the image is one of the four 1.8-metre Auxiliary Telescopes, part of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). The VLTI consists of four 8.2-metre telescopes, and the four smaller Auxiliary Telescopes, which have mirrors 1.8 metres across. Thanks to the size of the telescopes, their cutting-edge technology, and the excellent conditions at the site, it is no wonder that Paranal is considered the most advanced visible-light observatory in the world.

Credit:

ESO/H.H.Heyer

About the Image

Id:esopia00089sites
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:20
Size:4368 x 2912 px

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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