The Paranal Observatory
The Paranal Observatory
Paranal beneath the Milky Way
Paranal beneath the Milky Way
Paranal Observatory at Night
Paranal Observatory at Night
Paranal's landscape
Paranal's landscape
Peering into the night
Peering into the night
Inside view of a VLT unit telescope
Inside view of a VLT unit telescope
Still from ALMA time-lapse video compilation 2012
Still from ALMA time-lapse video compilation 2012
Moon and Venus seen from ESO's Paranal Observatory
Moon and Venus seen from ESO's Paranal Observatory
A Galaxy Full of Surprises —  NGC 3621 is bulgeless but has three central black holes
A Galaxy Full of Surprises — NGC 3621 is bulgeless but has three central black holes
The Fried Egg Nebula
The Fried Egg Nebula
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
First 7-metre ALMA Antenna Arrives at Chajnantor
A spiral galaxy in Leo
A spiral galaxy in Leo
Smoke Signals in Space
Smoke Signals in Space
VST’s view of the Leo Triplet and beyond
VST’s view of the Leo Triplet and beyond
The brilliant star VFTS 682 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
The brilliant star VFTS 682 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
On Top of the World
On Top of the World
Echinopsis Atacamensis and the Milky Way
Echinopsis Atacamensis and the Milky Way
HAWK-I Instrument Spies a Super Galaxy
HAWK-I Instrument Spies a Super Galaxy
Sunrise at Paranal
Sunrise at Paranal
The Desert around VISTA
The Desert around VISTA
VLT Unit Telescope at Paranal
VLT Unit Telescope at Paranal
SEST at La Silla from a Distance
SEST at La Silla from a Distance
Dying Star Puffs a Cosmic Dragon
Dying Star Puffs a Cosmic Dragon
Recoating Yepun's mirror
Recoating Yepun's mirror
UT1 and ATs
UT1 and ATs
ALMA on the Chajnantor Plains
ALMA on the Chajnantor Plains
Sunrise on Chajnantor
Sunrise on Chajnantor
Chajnantor
Chajnantor
The Southern Pinwheel
The Southern Pinwheel
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
The Greater Dog from Paranal
The Greater Dog from Paranal
ALMA Antennas at Sunset
ALMA Antennas at Sunset
Comet  West, 1976
Comet West, 1976
VLT Laser Guide Star
VLT Laser Guide Star
Spiral Galaxy NGC 1232
Spiral Galaxy NGC 1232
Black hole zapping a galaxy into existence
Black hole zapping a galaxy into existence
Nebula in Serpens
Nebula in Serpens
The VLT and VISTA *
The VLT and VISTA *
Filaments in the Tarantula Nebula
Filaments in the Tarantula Nebula
A Dusty Beauty
A Dusty Beauty
N44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud (Central Region)
N44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud (Central Region)
Detail of Star-forming Region RCW 108 in Ara
Detail of Star-forming Region RCW 108 in Ara
La Silla and surroundings
La Silla and surroundings
The star cluster Messier 18 and its surroundings
The star cluster Messier 18 and its surroundings
VST image of the Fornax Galaxy Cluster
VST image of the Fornax Galaxy Cluster
Three Bands of Light
Three Bands of Light
All Quiet in the Nursery?
All Quiet in the Nursery?
The dusty ring around the aging double star IRAS 08544-4431
The dusty ring around the aging double star IRAS 08544-4431
Planetary Analogue
Planetary Analogue
Romantic Sunset over the VLT
Romantic Sunset over the VLT
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
Upside down
Upside down
The final ALMA antenna arrives at Chajnantor
The final ALMA antenna arrives at Chajnantor
The star formation region Gum 41
The star formation region Gum 41
ALMA antenna at night.
ALMA antenna at night.
ALMA time-lapse
ALMA time-lapse
Milky Way Illuminating the VLT Platform
Milky Way Illuminating the VLT Platform
ALMA and Chajnantor at Twilight
ALMA and Chajnantor at Twilight
Zodiacal Glow Lightens Paranal Sky
Zodiacal Glow Lightens Paranal Sky
ALMA Panoramic View with Carina Nebula
ALMA Panoramic View with Carina Nebula
Bipolar planetary nebula Hubble 12
Bipolar planetary nebula Hubble 12
PESSTO Snaps Supernova in Messier 74
PESSTO Snaps Supernova in Messier 74
Stunning ALMA and NTT image of Newborn Star
Stunning ALMA and NTT image of Newborn Star
ALMA Antennae
ALMA Antennae
Desert from above
Desert from above
28 Antennae
28 Antennae
A Compact Array
A Compact Array
Streaking Stars
Streaking Stars
Images of gas cloud being ripped apart by the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
Images of gas cloud being ripped apart by the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
VLT image of exoplanet HD 95086 b
VLT image of exoplanet HD 95086 b
Wings for Science Fly Over ALMA
Wings for Science Fly Over ALMA
ALMA Pinpoints Early Galaxies
ALMA Pinpoints Early Galaxies
Laser Guide Star Trails
Laser Guide Star Trails
APEX's Icy Companions
APEX's Icy Companions
Close-up view of NGC 6357
Close-up view of NGC 6357
Cerro Armazones at dawn
Cerro Armazones at dawn
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
The E-ELT on Cerro Armazones (artist's impression)
The E-ELT on Cerro Armazones (artist's impression)
The AEM antenna 2
The AEM antenna 2
Hidden Treasure on Our Doorstep
Hidden Treasure on Our Doorstep
Panoramic View from Paranal
Panoramic View from Paranal
The Glow of the Lagoon Nebula
The Glow of the Lagoon Nebula
GJ1214b (Artist’s impression)
GJ1214b (Artist’s impression)
The Fornax Cluster of Galaxies
The Fornax Cluster of Galaxies
ALMA test site in New Mexico, USA
ALMA test site in New Mexico, USA
ALMA Antenna
ALMA Antenna
VLT Unit Telescopes
VLT Unit Telescopes
Laser Beam Creating an “Artificial” Star
Laser Beam Creating an “Artificial” Star
X-SHOOTER Signature in Copenhagen
X-SHOOTER Signature in Copenhagen
Comet West,  March 1976
Comet West, March 1976
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
VLT Unit Telescopes Under a Starry Sky
VLT Unit Telescopes Under a Starry Sky
Antennas for ALMA at the Antenna Test Facility (ATF)
Antennas for ALMA at the Antenna Test Facility (ATF)
Supernova Remnant NGC 2060
Supernova Remnant NGC 2060
Star cluster RCW 38
Star cluster RCW 38
One Auxiliary Telescope Under the Sky
One Auxiliary Telescope Under the Sky
The Spectacular Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-G57
The Spectacular Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-G57
Spiral Galaxy NGC 4565
Spiral Galaxy NGC 4565
Messier 83 - Central region
Messier 83 - Central region
ALMA panorama
ALMA panorama
ESO Telescopes Spy a Rare Relic
ESO Telescopes Spy a Rare Relic
GRAVITY discovers new double star in Orion Trapezium Cluster
GRAVITY discovers new double star in Orion Trapezium Cluster
ESO's 10000th public image shows ALMA transporters and Milky Way
ESO's 10000th public image shows ALMA transporters and Milky Way
Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy
Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy
Carina Nebula under moonlight
Carina Nebula under moonlight
SPHERE Maps the Surface of Ceres
SPHERE Maps the Surface of Ceres
Aerial Sunset Over Paranal
Aerial Sunset Over Paranal
Artist’s impression of a supermassive black hole at the centre of a galaxy
Artist’s impression of a supermassive black hole at the centre of a galaxy
Wings for Science Fly Over APEX
Wings for Science Fly Over APEX
The star cluster Messier 47
The star cluster Messier 47
Two domes in the Atacama desert
Two domes in the Atacama desert
ALMA Fish-Eye
ALMA Fish-Eye
Atacama Night Sky Revealed
Atacama Night Sky Revealed
Gazing at the Chilean Night Sky
Gazing at the Chilean Night Sky
Artist’s impression of the rings around Chariklo
Artist’s impression of the rings around Chariklo
ESO marks 50 years of fruitful collaboration with Chile
ESO marks 50 years of fruitful collaboration with Chile
The Laser Guide Star on the VLT
The Laser Guide Star on the VLT
ALMA from the Air
ALMA from the Air
The life cycle of a Sun-like star (annotated)
The life cycle of a Sun-like star (annotated)
ALMA from the Air
ALMA from the Air
ALMA from the Air
ALMA from the Air
ALMA from the Air
ALMA from the Air
Rapid Action Telescope for Transient Objects
Rapid Action Telescope for Transient Objects
Night Sky at La Silla
Night Sky at La Silla
Wide Panorama of Chajnantor
Wide Panorama of Chajnantor
La Silla Ridge
La Silla Ridge
ESO's VLT images the planetary nebula IC 1295
ESO's VLT images the planetary nebula IC 1295
Young stars in the open star cluster NGC 2547
Young stars in the open star cluster NGC 2547
SEST at La Silla
SEST at La Silla
Off the shoulder of Orion
Off the shoulder of Orion
La Silla under the Milky Way
La Silla under the Milky Way
VLT/VIMOS observations of the shock front in the remnant of the supernova SN 1006
VLT/VIMOS observations of the shock front in the remnant of the supernova SN 1006
Swirling Star Trails Over Yepun
Swirling Star Trails Over Yepun
The Stars Streak Overhead
The Stars Streak Overhead
The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX)
The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX)
The radio galaxy Centaurus A, as seen by ALMA
The radio galaxy Centaurus A, as seen by ALMA
Comet Lovejoy over Santiago
Comet Lovejoy over Santiago
VISTA stares deep into the cosmos
VISTA stares deep into the cosmos
ALMA antenna transported to Chajnantor
ALMA antenna transported to Chajnantor
The Chilean Night Sky from ALMA
The Chilean Night Sky from ALMA
Wide-field view of NGC 253 from the VLT Survey Telescope
Wide-field view of NGC 253 from the VLT Survey Telescope
The E-ELT at sunset (artist’s impression)
The E-ELT at sunset (artist’s impression)
Wide-field view of the COSMOS field
Wide-field view of the COSMOS field
The flames of Betelgeuse
The flames of Betelgeuse
Comparison of the field of view of VST/OmegaCAM and other telescopes
Comparison of the field of view of VST/OmegaCAM and other telescopes
Wide-field view of the Meathook Galaxy
Wide-field view of the Meathook Galaxy
Rare Moon Green Flash Captured
Rare Moon Green Flash Captured
Bridging the Abyss
Bridging the Abyss
Collecting Precious Starlight*
Collecting Precious Starlight*
Reflecting on the VLT
Reflecting on the VLT
Aerial View of the VLT
Aerial View of the VLT
Three ALMA antennas close together on Chajnantor
Three ALMA antennas close together on Chajnantor
Cerro Paranal and Cerro Armazones in Chile
Cerro Paranal and Cerro Armazones in Chile
ALMA Site (artist's impression)
ALMA Site (artist's impression)
Artist’s impression of Corot-9b
Artist’s impression of Corot-9b
Darth Vader’s Galaxy, NGC 936
Darth Vader’s Galaxy, NGC 936
LMC Snapped by Schmidt Telescope
LMC Snapped by Schmidt Telescope
Rendering of the E-ELT
Rendering of the E-ELT
Transporting an Auxiliary Telescope
Transporting an Auxiliary Telescope
VLT Platform
VLT Platform
The Paranal Observatory
The Paranal Observatory
The Moon over one VLT Auxiliary Telescope
The Moon over one VLT Auxiliary Telescope
The Milky Way Shines on Paranal
The Milky Way Shines on Paranal
NTT Windscreen
NTT Windscreen
Artist’s impression of Corot-7b
Artist’s impression of Corot-7b
A close look at Betelgeuse
A close look at Betelgeuse
SEST on La Silla
SEST on La Silla
Twisted Spiral Galaxy NGC 134
Twisted Spiral Galaxy NGC 134
ESO's New Technology Telescope
ESO's New Technology Telescope
SN 1987A and the Honeycomb Nebula
SN 1987A and the Honeycomb Nebula
The Centre of the Active Galaxy NGC 1097
The Centre of the Active Galaxy NGC 1097
Spiral Galaxy NGC 6118
Spiral Galaxy NGC 6118
Chandra Deep Field South
Chandra Deep Field South
How to Become a Star
How to Become a Star
Dome of Swiss 1.2-m Leonhard Euler Telescope
Dome of Swiss 1.2-m Leonhard Euler Telescope
A Paranal Sunset
A Paranal Sunset
Sunset at the VLT
Sunset at the VLT
Milky Way at Chajnantor
Milky Way at Chajnantor
Milky Way at Chajnantor
Milky Way at Chajnantor
The dwarf galaxy IC 1613
The dwarf galaxy IC 1613
SPHERE Reveals Spiral Disc Around Nearby Star
SPHERE Reveals Spiral Disc Around Nearby Star
VLT and Hubble images of the disc around AU Microscopii
VLT and Hubble images of the disc around AU Microscopii
Total Lunar Eclipse over ESO Headquarters
Total Lunar Eclipse over ESO Headquarters
E-ELT and the Pacific Ocean
E-ELT and the Pacific Ocean
E-ELT and the Paranal Observatory
E-ELT and the Paranal Observatory
Artist’s Impression of a Jupiter twin orbiting HIP 11915
Artist’s Impression of a Jupiter twin orbiting HIP 11915
A spectacular view over the Atacama
A spectacular view over the Atacama
Sitting at the Top of a Cloud
Sitting at the Top of a Cloud
Highlights of La Silla
Highlights of La Silla
SEST on fire
SEST on fire
ESO Headquarters
ESO Headquarters
The Milky Way over SEST
The Milky Way over SEST
SEST in the desert
SEST in the desert
Danish Dome
Danish Dome
La Silla telescope by night
La Silla telescope by night
La Silla lined up
La Silla lined up
Danish 1.54-metre telescope at La Silla
Danish 1.54-metre telescope at La Silla
La Silla scatter
La Silla scatter
The silent SEST
The silent SEST
NTT under the clouds
NTT under the clouds
Clouds fly by the NTT
Clouds fly by the NTT
Clouds fly by the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Clouds fly by the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
La Silla at Night
La Silla at Night
NTT hides the Moon
NTT hides the Moon
NTT swallows the Milky Way
NTT swallows the Milky Way
La Silla at Night
La Silla at Night
Hotel room, clear skies included
Hotel room, clear skies included
A lone giant
A lone giant
ESO and the Milky Way
ESO and the Milky Way
The Signing Ceremony with Poland
The Signing Ceremony with Poland
A Guiding Star
A Guiding Star
Cerro Armazones at night
Cerro Armazones at night
An Auxiliary Telescope Among Three Giants in UHD
An Auxiliary Telescope Among Three Giants in UHD
The VLT Under the Milky Way in UHD
The VLT Under the Milky Way in UHD
Laser of the VLT in UHD
Laser of the VLT in UHD
Very Large Telescope Guide Star Laser in UHD
Very Large Telescope Guide Star Laser in UHD
The VLT and Three Galaxies in UHD
The VLT and Three Galaxies in UHD
VLT and VST in UHD
VLT and VST in UHD
Dancing telescopes
Dancing telescopes
Otto the transporter
Otto the transporter
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
ALMA Antennas
Antenna under galaxies
Antenna under galaxies
Zodiacal light at Paranal
Zodiacal light at Paranal
An Emu in the Sky over Paranal
An Emu in the Sky over Paranal
Milky Way at Chajnantor
Milky Way at Chajnantor
Psychedelic Skies
Psychedelic Skies
Carving a Route to Armazones
Carving a Route to Armazones
Giants at Work
Giants at Work
A Deep Look into a Dark Sky
A Deep Look into a Dark Sky
A Bird’s-eye View of ESO
A Bird’s-eye View of ESO
The VLT’s Artificial Star
The VLT’s Artificial Star
The final ALMA antenna arrives at Chajnantor
The final ALMA antenna arrives at Chajnantor
Sunrise over the VLT
Sunrise over the VLT
Clear Blue Atacama View
Clear Blue Atacama View
Crescent Moon at ALMA
Crescent Moon at ALMA
The Road to Paranal
The Road to Paranal
Planets Align Over La Silla
Planets Align Over La Silla
Llamas at La Silla
Llamas at La Silla
Our Galaxy Revealed with the VLTI
Our Galaxy Revealed with the VLTI
Stars rain down at La Silla
Stars rain down at La Silla
An interior view of the ESO Headquarters Extension
An interior view of the ESO Headquarters Extension
The ALMA Camp Horizon by Night
The ALMA Camp Horizon by Night
Babak on VLT platform
Babak on VLT platform
MUSE colour-coded image of NGC 4650A
MUSE colour-coded image of NGC 4650A
MUSE image of the Orion Nebula
MUSE image of the Orion Nebula
Schematic view of asteroid (25143) Itokawa
Schematic view of asteroid (25143) Itokawa
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