Site testing at Cerro Armazones
On 26 April 2010, the ESO Council selected Cerro Armazones as the site for the planned 40-metre-class European Extremely Large Telescope. Cerro Armazones is an isolated mountain at 3060 metres altitude in the central part of Chile's Atacama Desert, some 130 kilometres south of the town of Antofagasta and about 20 kilometres away from Cerro Paranal, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The above photo shows site-testing equipment on top of Cerro Armazones.
About the Image
|Release date:||26 April 2010, 16:00|
|Size:||3888 x 2592 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory|
• X - E-ELT