eso9902 — Organisation Release

New Photographs from the Paranal Observatory

14 January 1999

New photographic photos with large-format cameras were obtained in December 1998 at the ESO Paranal Observatory, the site of ESO's Very Large Telescope Array (VLT), by the ESO EPR team. High-resolution electronic versions (300 dpi, about 3000 pixels; 4-8 Mbytes) of some of these are now available on the web.

The eight motives were selected with the specific purpose of providing editors with a choice of scenes from ESO's new observatory at the present stage of implementation. The series include views from the VLT Control Room and of the second 8.2-m Unit Telescope that will achieve "First Light" a few months from now. The first astronomical instruments on UT1, FORS1 and ISAAC, are also shown. They will be at the disposal of visiting astronomers from April 1, 1999.

For convenience, the photos are also available in a smaller preview-size (300 - 600 kbytes).

It may be interesting to compare the (external) views with those obtained one year earlier.

About the Release

Release No.:eso9902
Legacy ID:Photo 01a-h/99
Name:Cerro Paranal, Instrumentation, ISAAC, Paranal, Very Large Telescope, VLT Control Room, VLT Unit Telescopes
Type:• Solar System : Sky Phenomenon : Light Phenomenon : Sunrise-Sunset
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
• X - Paranal

Images

Aerial View of Paranal Observatory
Aerial View of Paranal Observatory
Paranal Platform
Paranal Platform
FORS1 mounted at ANTU
FORS1 mounted at ANTU
ISAAC mounted at ANTU
ISAAC mounted at ANTU
VLT Control Building
VLT Control Building
VLT Control Room
VLT Control Room
VLT Unit Telescope 2
VLT Unit Telescope 2
A Paranal Sunset
A Paranal Sunset

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