Sundown on the VLT
Sundown on the VLT
VISTA views the Trifid Nebula and reveals hidden variable stars (annotated)
VISTA views the Trifid Nebula and reveals hidden variable stars (annotated)
Meet me at the stars
Meet me at the stars
The most powerful telescope in the world
The most powerful telescope in the world
OFS and the Milky Way
OFS and the Milky Way
Image from panoramic webcam at Paranal
Image from panoramic webcam at Paranal
The Milky Way over ALMA
The Milky Way over ALMA
The Milky Way over UT4
The Milky Way over UT4
ALMA's Cool Universe
ALMA's Cool Universe
Rosetta’s Comet is Waking Up
Rosetta’s Comet is Waking Up
Composite image of Supernova 1987A
Composite image of Supernova 1987A
Volcanic Peak
Volcanic Peak
AEM Consortium’s facility
AEM Consortium’s facility
Startrails
Startrails
Paranal Control Building
Paranal Control Building
Chajnator under snow
Chajnator under snow
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
Sunset Panorama at the VLT
Sunset Panorama at the VLT
ESO’s Paranal Observatory by night
ESO’s Paranal Observatory by night
The Very Large Telescope
The Very Large Telescope
ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla Observatory
ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla Observatory
Challenging journeys
Challenging journeys
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antenna on a transporter
ALMA antenna on a transporter
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
The occultation of the dwarf planet Eris in November 2010
The occultation of the dwarf planet Eris in November 2010
Unrecognisable Paranal Residencia
Unrecognisable Paranal Residencia
Twilight at Cerro Armazones
Twilight at Cerro Armazones
Wide-angle view of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Wide-angle view of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
New Temporary Offices at ESO Headquarters
New Temporary Offices at ESO Headquarters
Garden and swimming pool at the Paranal Residencia
Garden and swimming pool at the Paranal Residencia
Twilight at Paranal
Twilight at Paranal
360° panorama of the VLT platform at sunset
360° panorama of the VLT platform at sunset
Dramatic Moonset
Dramatic Moonset
La Silla Observatory
La Silla Observatory
Star factories in the distant Universe (artist’s impression)
Star factories in the distant Universe (artist’s impression)
Behind the scenes of Around the World in 80 Telescopes
Behind the scenes of Around the World in 80 Telescopes
VLT Test Camera in Integration Lab
VLT Test Camera in Integration Lab
VLTI tunnel
VLTI tunnel
The Paranal observing platform in Chile
The Paranal observing platform in Chile
Chajnantor - the site for ALMA
Chajnantor - the site for ALMA
E-ELT in its Enclosure
E-ELT in its Enclosure
Penitentes Ice Formations
Penitentes Ice Formations
Trumpler 14 in the Carina Nebula
Trumpler 14 in the Carina Nebula
The star cluster Terzan 5
The star cluster Terzan 5
Artist’s impression of a gamma-ray burst
Artist’s impression of a gamma-ray burst
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Planetary System Around HD 69830
Planetary System Around HD 69830
Star Ejected from the Large Magellanic Cloud (Artist''s View)
Star Ejected from the Large Magellanic Cloud (Artist''s View)
DEM L 159 Nebula and KMHK 840 and 831 Starclusters in the LMC
DEM L 159 Nebula and KMHK 840 and 831 Starclusters in the LMC
M100 / NGC 4321
M100 / NGC 4321
Interferometric Tunnel
Interferometric Tunnel
The VLT Images a "Rectangular" Planetary Nebula
The VLT Images a "Rectangular" Planetary Nebula
Pillars of light atop Paranal
Pillars of light atop Paranal
Inside VISTA
Inside VISTA
ALMA at the end of the rainbow
ALMA at the end of the rainbow
Sunset at Paranal
Sunset at Paranal
The rich star cluster IC 4651
The rich star cluster IC 4651
A surreal sunset at Paranal
A surreal sunset at Paranal
VISTA on the edge
VISTA on the edge
ALMA antenna in detail
ALMA antenna in detail
ALMA transporter Lore
ALMA transporter Lore
Night Sky at Paranal
Night Sky at Paranal
Distracting clouds
Distracting clouds
The most powerful telescope in the world
The most powerful telescope in the world
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Antennas in the desert
Antennas in the desert
Aerial view of the ESO Headquarters
Aerial view of the ESO Headquarters
E-ELT groundbreaking event
E-ELT groundbreaking event
November night at Paranal
November night at Paranal
HAWK-I at VLT during the UHD Expedition
HAWK-I at VLT during the UHD Expedition
Auxiliary Telescope at Paranal
Auxiliary Telescope at Paranal
Gazing into the Deep
Gazing into the Deep
Alien ALMA
Alien ALMA
Violet Universe
Violet Universe
Panorama of the VLT in Action
Panorama of the VLT in Action
ESO’s La Silla Observatory
ESO’s La Silla Observatory
Surface map of Luhman 16B recreated from VLT observations
Surface map of Luhman 16B recreated from VLT observations
Cerro Armazones at sunset
Cerro Armazones at sunset
Ocean Of Blue
Ocean Of Blue
The Galactic Centre and Bulge above the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
The Galactic Centre and Bulge above the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
ALMA Operations Support Facility
ALMA Operations Support Facility
Road to La Silla
Road to La Silla
The VLT's Laser Guide Star and star trails
The VLT's Laser Guide Star and star trails
ESO's Very Large Telescope
ESO's Very Large Telescope
Santiago
Santiago
Aerial View of Cerro Paranal
Aerial View of Cerro Paranal
Screenshot from IMAX® 3D movie Hidden Universe showing the ALMA antennas
Screenshot from IMAX® 3D movie Hidden Universe showing the ALMA antennas
Artist's impression of the Gliese 667C system
Artist's impression of the Gliese 667C system
Cerro Armazones Observatory
Cerro Armazones Observatory
Earth Shadows over Paranal
Earth Shadows over Paranal
ALMA central office
ALMA central office
Small Garden Panorama
Small Garden Panorama
Panorama inside UT3's dome
Panorama inside UT3's dome
Panorama inside the dome
Panorama inside the dome
Panorama inside a Unit Telescope
Panorama inside a Unit Telescope
Panorama of VISTA from the inside
Panorama of VISTA from the inside
ALMA Antennae with Stunning Mountain Backdrop
ALMA Antennae with Stunning Mountain Backdrop
La Silla
La Silla
Glowing stars
Glowing stars
360 degree Paranal panorama
360 degree Paranal panorama
Sunset at La Silla
Sunset at La Silla
APEX panorama
APEX panorama
AT3 at Paranal
AT3 at Paranal
VLT 4LGSF Laser Launch Telescope
VLT 4LGSF Laser Launch Telescope
Aerial view of ESO Headquarters
Aerial view of ESO Headquarters
Star trails at Cerro Armazones
Star trails at Cerro Armazones
ALMA antenna on a transporter
ALMA antenna on a transporter
The Control Room of the 3.6-metre telescope
The Control Room of the 3.6-metre telescope
ALMA Front End Servicing Vehicle and Transporter
ALMA Front End Servicing Vehicle and Transporter
ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
ALMA antennas on Chajnantor
Artists’s impression of one of more than 50 new exoplanets found by HARPS: the rocky super-Earth HD 85512 b
Artists’s impression of one of more than 50 new exoplanets found by HARPS: the rocky super-Earth HD 85512 b
The first European antenna for ALMA is handed over to the observatory
The first European antenna for ALMA is handed over to the observatory
Contrast at Paranal Residencia
Contrast at Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
Partial Solar Eclipse over  the  VLT
Partial Solar Eclipse over the VLT
European Commission and EIROforum pledge to extend collaboration
European Commission and EIROforum pledge to extend collaboration
The Milky Way seen from the Atacama Desert
The Milky Way seen from the Atacama Desert
Dramatic Moonset
Dramatic Moonset
APEX, the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, on Chajnantor
APEX, the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, on Chajnantor
Cerro Armazones at sunset
Cerro Armazones at sunset
The Pipe Nebula
The Pipe Nebula
La Silla Observatory
La Silla Observatory
Comet McNaught and NTT dome
Comet McNaught and NTT dome
VLTI control room
VLTI control room
Comet McNaught over La Silla
Comet McNaught over La Silla
VLTI lab
VLTI lab
Paranal Residencia
Paranal Residencia
The Galactic Glory of NGC 2280
The Galactic Glory of NGC 2280
Paranal Observatory
Paranal Observatory
A 3D view of remote galaxies
A 3D view of remote galaxies
Chasing 'Hidden' Galaxies (Artist's Impression)
Chasing 'Hidden' Galaxies (Artist's Impression)
The AMBER Instrument
The AMBER Instrument
Maps of BzK-15504
Maps of BzK-15504
Emission of the Galaxy BzK-15504
Emission of the Galaxy BzK-15504
Globular Cluster NGC 6397
Globular Cluster NGC 6397
Two Planet-Size Dwarfs
Two Planet-Size Dwarfs
Deep Image of a Region in Fornax
Deep Image of a Region in Fornax
DEM L 297 Nebula in the LMC
DEM L 297 Nebula in the LMC
SNR 0543-689 in the LMC
SNR 0543-689 in the LMC
The New Set at Paranal - The VLT, the VST dome and the AT1
The New Set at Paranal - The VLT, the VST dome and the AT1
N44C in the Large Magellanic Cloud
N44C in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Nebulae Near the Hot Binary Star BAT99-49 in the LMC
Nebulae Near the Hot Binary Star BAT99-49 in the LMC
VIMOS Integrated Field-Spectrum of Antennae Galaxies (Detail)
VIMOS Integrated Field-Spectrum of Antennae Galaxies (Detail)
VIMOS Integrated Field-Spectrum of Antennae Galaxies
VIMOS Integrated Field-Spectrum of Antennae Galaxies
VIMOS Mask Design on Pre-Image
VIMOS Mask Design on Pre-Image
YEPUN Enclosure
YEPUN Enclosure
The VLT Control Room
The VLT Control Room
The Polished Fourth 8.2-m VLT Mirror at REOSC
The Polished Fourth 8.2-m VLT Mirror at REOSC
Protostar HH 34 in Orion
Protostar HH 34 in Orion
Stellar Cluster NGC 1850 in the LMC
Stellar Cluster NGC 1850 in the LMC
Aerial view of Paranal and Atacama desert
Aerial view of Paranal and Atacama desert
Green in the distance
Green in the distance
Artist's impression of the planet orbiting Proxima Centauri (annotated)
Artist's impression of the planet orbiting Proxima Centauri (annotated)
Airglow above the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Airglow above the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Antu, Kueyen, Melipal and Yepun
Antu, Kueyen, Melipal and Yepun
Airglow above the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Airglow above the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Green light for GALACSI's blue glow
Green light for GALACSI's blue glow
Panoramic view of the VLTI laboratory
Panoramic view of the VLTI laboratory
Airglow above the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Airglow above the ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Peek-a-boo atop Paranal
Peek-a-boo atop Paranal
Soaring above a Supernova
Soaring above a Supernova
Red Sprites at La Silla Observatory
Red Sprites at La Silla Observatory
Dusk Over Cerro Armazones
Dusk Over Cerro Armazones
Artist’s impression of bright exozodiacal light
Artist’s impression of bright exozodiacal light
APEX view of the region around the Spiderweb Galaxy
APEX view of the region around the Spiderweb Galaxy
Celestial Pole over La Silla
Celestial Pole over La Silla
VLT and the Milky Way
VLT and the Milky Way
Sunset at Paranal
Sunset at Paranal
Orion raising over petroglyphs
Orion raising over petroglyphs
Orion raising over petroglyphs
Orion raising over petroglyphs
A red desert panorama
A red desert panorama
Desert Path
Desert Path
Chilean Atacama View
Chilean Atacama View
Bringing the  Universe Closer With Ultra HD
Bringing the Universe Closer With Ultra HD
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy — VISTA
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy — VISTA
Swirling stars above ALMA's home
Swirling stars above ALMA's home
Aerial view of ALMA
Aerial view of ALMA
Chajnantor Plateau
Chajnantor Plateau
TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope
TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope
PARLA laser at the VLT
PARLA laser at the VLT
Day and night at Paranal
Day and night at Paranal
Yepun in the twilight
Yepun in the twilight
VLT and VST
VLT and VST
APEX antenna at Chajnantor
APEX antenna at Chajnantor
Two ALMA antennas
Two ALMA antennas
Busy days
Busy days
Yepun and the Laser Guide Star
Yepun and the Laser Guide Star
As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By
First Rays of Sun at the VLT
First Rays of Sun at the VLT
Superb new mirrors bring exoplanet discoveries nearer
Superb new mirrors bring exoplanet discoveries nearer
Starry Night at Cerro Armazones
Starry Night at Cerro Armazones
The first "3D" data from the VLTI
The first "3D" data from the VLTI
Frenzied Star Birth in Haro 11
Frenzied Star Birth in Haro 11
A blue-green flash at Paranal Observatory
A blue-green flash at Paranal Observatory
VISTA from Above
VISTA from Above
APEX Image Calendar, May 2010 — APEX antenna at 5,104 m
APEX Image Calendar, May 2010 — APEX antenna at 5,104 m
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
E-ELT in its Enclosure
E-ELT in its Enclosure
Milky Way over Paranal *
Milky Way over Paranal *
1-m Telescope Experiment
1-m Telescope Experiment
NTT mirror
NTT mirror
ESO Flags
ESO Flags
Evening view of Paranal and the VLT
Evening view of Paranal and the VLT
EMMI on the NTT
EMMI on the NTT
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy — VISTA
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy — VISTA
ESO Headquarters
ESO Headquarters
 La Silla Aerial View
La Silla Aerial View
The Growing-up of a Star: the disc around MWC 147
The Growing-up of a Star: the disc around MWC 147
The Antiope Doublet
The Antiope Doublet
The Control Room of Kueyen
The Control Room of Kueyen
Mapping Distant Galaxies
Mapping Distant Galaxies
 The Central Part of Messier 12
The Central Part of Messier 12
Open Cluster Haffner 18
Open Cluster Haffner 18
The Nebular Blob in N214C
The Nebular Blob in N214C
The LMC HII Region N214C
The LMC HII Region N214C
Stellar Cluster NGC 2093 in the LMC
Stellar Cluster NGC 2093 in the LMC
SNR B0544-6910 in the LMC
SNR B0544-6910 in the LMC
The Ant Planetary Nebula at 12.8 μm
The Ant Planetary Nebula at 12.8 μm
Centaurus A
Centaurus A
Giant Interacting Galaxies NGC 6872/IC 4970
Giant Interacting Galaxies NGC 6872/IC 4970
Spiral Galaxy NGC 2997
Spiral Galaxy NGC 2997
SOFI mounted at the ESO NTT telescope
SOFI mounted at the ESO NTT telescope
Moon dome
Moon dome
The predicted trajectory of Alpha Centauri A and B
The predicted trajectory of Alpha Centauri A and B
Meteor above La Silla Observatory
Meteor above La Silla Observatory
Bridge over the VLT
Bridge over the VLT
Sun-kissed APEX
Sun-kissed APEX
ALMA Panorama
ALMA Panorama
New APEX instrument for finding water in the Universe
New APEX instrument for finding water in the Universe
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Aerial View of ESO Headquarters
Clouds Over Paranal
Clouds Over Paranal
ALMA Antennas Panorama
ALMA Antennas Panorama
Moonlit Paranal
Moonlit Paranal
Auxiliary Telescope on Paranal
Auxiliary Telescope on Paranal
Soaring above a Supernova
Soaring above a Supernova
Magellanic Clouds above the Danish 1.54-metre telescope
Magellanic Clouds above the Danish 1.54-metre telescope
Paranal laser
Paranal laser
GRAVITY: A powerful new probe of black holes
GRAVITY: A powerful new probe of black holes
Band 5 ALMA receiver
Band 5 ALMA receiver
Team VLT
Team VLT
The VLT and VST
The VLT and VST
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
Heavy lifting
Heavy lifting
Zodiacal light seen from Paranal
Zodiacal light seen from Paranal
The little planet of ALMA
The little planet of ALMA
Magellanic Clouds at Paranal
Magellanic Clouds at Paranal
VISTA observing the sky
VISTA observing the sky
A challenging wasteland
A challenging wasteland
Ice in the desert
Ice in the desert
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