Dome construction for the ESO 3.6-metre telescope

Taken in 1975, this image shows the first beam of the dome that was constructed for the ESO 3.6-metre Telescope at La Silla. The telescope is now home to the world's foremost extrasolar planet hunter: High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), a spectrograph with unrivalled precision.

 

 

the first beam of the telescope dome being erected.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:ehpa-2-034
Type:Photographic
Release date:23 March 2012, 13:52
Size:1425 x 918 px

About the Object

Name:ESO 3.6-metre telescope, La Silla
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:La Silla

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