La Silla telescope ring

A ring of telescopes at ESO's La Silla observation site. La Silla, in the southern part of the Atacama desert, 600 km north of Santiago de Chile, was ESO's first observation site. The telescopes are 2400 metres above sea level, providing excellent observing conditions. ESO operates the ESO 3.6-metre telescope and the 3.58-metre New Technology Telescope (NTT) at La Silla. This site also hosts many national telescopes, including the Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope and the Danish 1.54-metre telescope.

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Iztok Bončina/ESO

About the Image

Id:ib-la-silla08
Type:Photographic
Release date:6 April 2010, 16:09
Size:3888 x 2592 px

About the Object

Name:La Silla
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - La Silla

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