Yepun and the Laser Guide Star

The beam of the Laser Guide Star system, on the ESO Very Large Telescope's Unit Telescope 4 (named Yepun), shoots into the night on Cerro Paranal. In the sky to the right of the beam, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, neighbouring galaxies of our Milky Way, can be seen.

Credit:

ESO/C. Malin

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Id:malin-dsc_9576
Type:Photographic
Release date:5 March 2012, 17:11
Size:4256 x 2832 px

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