Paranal in Atacama desert

Paranal, the site of the VLT, was chosen for its unique characteristics: extreme dryness, very low cloud coverage, high altitude, and distant from any source of pollution. This wide-angle shot of the Atacama desert around Paranal, which shows the VLT and, in foreground, VISTA, summarizes it all. Photo taken in November 2007.

Credit:

ESO/H.H.Heyer

About the Image

Id:esopia-par-nov2007
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:21
Size:4368 x 2507 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Desert, Cerro Paranal, Paranal
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - Paranal

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