Dramatic Moonset

The full Moon is about to set behind the Paranal Observatory, home to ESO's Very Large Telescope. The VLT telescopes have just been closed after a long night of observations. Contrary to what one may think, this picture is no montage. It was taken from about 14 km away, with a 500-mm lens.

Credit:

G. Gillet / ESO

About the Image

Id:gordon-gillet_1
Type:Photographic
Release date:27 April 2010, 11:58
Size:2336 x 3504 px

About the Object

Name:Cerro Paranal, Moon, Very Large Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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