Mounted image 152: VISTA at sunset

A spectacular view of the VISTA infrared survey telescope inside its enclosure, taken as the Sun sets over the Atacama Desert. The Very Large Telescope can be seen in the background, sitting atop the neighbouring mountain of Cerro Paranal. VISTA is the largest survey telescope in the world, dedicated to mapping large areas of the sky quickly and deeply at near-infrared wavelengths.

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Credit:

G. Hüdepohl/ESO

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Id:mounted_0152
Release date:20 April 2012, 15:31
Dimensions:40.0 cm (W) x 40.0 cm (H)
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