Sunlight Enters a VLT Dome

At sunset a warm sunlight glow enters the building of a VLT´s Unit Telescope (UT) through the ventilation windows. The four 8.2-metre UTs are typically opened just before sunset. The ventilation windows, designed to allow a smooth, constant air flow inside the telescope building and so to avoid turbulences, open automatically, depending on the speed and direction of the wind. The ESO´s Very Large Telescope is located some 120 km south of Antofagasta, in northern Chile.

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Id:vlt-inside-2010
Type:Photographic
Release date:15 December 2010, 15:03
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Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
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