SEST at La Silla

The 15-metre Swedish-ESO Submillimeter Telescope (SEST) at ESO's La Silla observing site in the southern part of the Atacama desert of Chile. Designed to observe at sub-millimetric wavelengths, SEST was built in 1987 on La Silla and decommissioned in 2003. ESO's 3.6-m telescope can be seen in the background. 2400 metres above sea level, La Silla was ESO's first observing site. Currently La Silla hosts the ESO 3.6-metre telescope, the New Technology Telescope (NTT) and the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope.

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Iztok Boncina/ESO

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Id:ib-la-silla09
Type:Photographic
Release date:6 April 2010, 16:09
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About the Object

Name:Swedish–ESO Submillimetre Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - La Silla

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