Panorama on Cerro Ventarrones, Chile

The E-ELT programme office has studied half a dozen potential sites for the future E-ELT observatory. Various aspects need to be considered in the site selection process. Parameters taken into account are not restricted to 'sky quality', but include more general scientific aspects, as well as parameters essential for construction and operations (e.g. accessibility, water and power supply, political stability etc.).

The above panorama was taken from Cerro Ventarones, a site in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Ventarones was on the E-ELT Site Selection Advisory Committee's final short list for the recommended site.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:ventarrones2007_cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:4 March 2010, 17:19
Size:7521 x 1719 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Desert, Panorama
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Satellite : Feature : Surface : Mountain
• X - E-ELT

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