Dramatic moonset

The full Moon sets on the horizon of the Chajnantor plateau, right behind the APEX telescope. In order to obtain this effect, the picture was taken with a powerful zoom lens, from a few kilometres away. APEX is a 12-metre diameter telescope used to observe the Universe in  millimetre- and submillimetre-wavelength radiation.

Credit:

G. Gillet/ESO

About the Image

Id:gordon-gillet_5
Type:Photographic
Release date:27 April 2010, 11:58
Size:3504 x 2336 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:APEX

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