Mounted image 004: Chajnantor plateau from the south at sunrise in 2007

A view across the Chajnantor plain in the first light of a January morning. The low angle of the incident light nicely reveals the topography of this area: the eastern part of the Andes, on Bolivian and Argentine territory, is already illuminated, while the west (Chile) is still shaded by the 5000-metre high mountains. The heart of the ALMA antenna array will be located close to the centre of this image, though the 66 separate antennas will spread over the plateau.

Credit:

ESO/H.H.Heyer

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About the Mounted Image

Id:mounted_0004
Release date:15 March 2011, 16:07
Dimensions:80 cm (W) x 20.44 cm (H)
Related archive image:chajnantor_sunrise