Inside of the VST enclosure

This daylight image shows the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) inside its enclosure. It is a state-of-the-art 2.6-metre telescope equipped with OmegaCAM, a monster 268 megapixel CCD camera with a field of view four times the area of the full Moon. It is designed to survey the sky in the visible light and to complement the 4.1-metre VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) infrared survey telescope.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:mg_0777
Type:Photographic
Release date:26 April 2013, 14:16
Size:3633 x 5516 px

About the Object

Name:VLT Survey Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal
• X - Survey Telescopes

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