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Cerro Armazones night-time panorama*

This night-time panorama shows Cerro Armazones in the Chilean desert, near ESO's Paranal Observatory, site of the Very Large Telescope (VLT). Cerro Armazones was chosen as the site for the planned European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), which, with its 40-metre-class diameter mirror, will be the world’s biggest eye on the sky.

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Credit:

ESO/S. Brunier

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About the Image

Id:eso1018a
Type:Photographic
Release date:26 April 2010, 16:00
Related releases:eso1018
Size:8268 x 3780 px

About the Object

Name:Cerro Armazones, European Extremely Large Telescope, Panorama
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - E-ELT

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