VLT atop Cerro Paranal

The ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) atop Cerro Paranal, a 2600-metre-high mountain, located some 120 km south of Antofagasta, in the Atacama Desert of Chile. The VLT is composed of four 8.2-metre Unit Telescopes (UTs) and four 1.8-metre Auxiliary Telescopes (ATs). In this picture, taken from the neighbouring peak of the 4.1-metre VISTA telescope (also part of the Paranal Observatory) we see, from left to right: the UT4 "Yepun" Telescope, the VST, and the UT3 "Melipal" Telescope.

Credit:

ESO/José Francisco Salgado (www.josefrancisco.org)

About the Image

Id:vlt-jfs_1518
Type:Photographic
Release date:15 October 2010, 18:48
Size:3727 x 2495 px

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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