HAWK-I at VLT
The HAWK-I instrument mounted on the telescope's Nasmyth (side) port. HAWK-I is attached on Yepun, Unit Telescope number 4 of ESO's Very Large Telescope and saw First Light on the night of 31 July 2007. HAWK-I covers about 1/10th the area of the Full Moon in a single exposure. It is uniquely suited to the discovery and study of faint objects, such as distant galaxies or small stars and planets.
About the Image
|Release date:||3 December 2009, 23:19|
|Size:||4088 x 2912 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument|
• X - La Silla