Mounted image 008: VLT panorama

The Very Large Telescope on the 2600-metre high Cerro Paranal plateau in the Chilean Atacama desert is ESO’s premier site for observations in visible and infrared light. The four Unit Telescopes with 8.2-metre diameter mirrors are complemented by four 1.8-metre diameter Auxiliary Telescopes to improve imaging capabilities and enable full night-time use on a year-round basis. The VLT can also combine the light from the Unit Telescopes to work as an interferometer.

Credit:

ESO/F. Kamphues

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About the Mounted Image

Id:mounted_0008
Release date:15 March 2011, 16:35
Dimensions:80 cm (W) x 26.67 cm (H)
Related archive image:vltpanorama