The Milky Way over the 1.54-metre Danish Telescope at La Silla

The Milky Way above the dome of the Danish 1.54-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. The central part of the Milky Way is visible behind the dome of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope in the distance. On the right the Magellanic Clouds can be seen. This telescope was a major contributor to the PLANET project to search for exoplanets using microlensing. The picture was taken using a normal digital camera with a total exposure time of 15 minutes.

Credit:

ESO/Z. Bardon (www.bardon.cz)/ProjectSoft (www.projectsoft.cz

About the Image

Id:eso1204b
Type:Photographic
Release date:11 January 2012, 19:00
Related releases:eso1204
Size:2672 x 1749 px

About the Object

Name:Danish 1.54-metre telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Milky Way
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - La Silla

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