Mounted image 012: Bird’s eye view of the observing platform

This 2005 aerial shot of ESO’s Very Large Telescope array on top of the 2600 metre-high Cerro Paranal in the Chilean Atacama Desert beautifully shows the various stations for the mobile Auxiliary Telescopes. The largest ­structures are the enclosures of the four 8.2‑metre Unit Telescopes of the VLT. In the middle lies the VLT Interferometer laboratory.


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Release date:15 March 2011, 16:43
Dimensions:40 cm (W) x 28.1 cm (H) x 1 cm (D)
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