Mounted image 148: Starry La Silla

The stars rotate around the southern celestial pole during a night at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in northern Chile. The dome in the foreground of the image hosts ESO’s 3.6-metre telescope, home to HARPS, the world’s foremost exoplanet hunter. The rectangular building seen in the lower right contains the 0.25-metre TAROT telescope, designed to react very quickly when a gamma-ray burst is detected.

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Iztok Bončina/ESO

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Release date:20 April 2012, 15:18
Dimensions:60 cm (W) x 40.2 cm (H)
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