The HAWK-I instrument mounted on the telescope's Nasmyth (side) port. HAWK-I is attached on Yepun, Unit Telescope number 4 of ESO's Very Large Telescope and saw First Light on the night of 31 July 2007. HAWK-I covers about 1/10th the area of the Full Moon in a single exposure. It is uniquely suited to the discovery and study of faint objects, such as distant galaxies or small stars and planets. Seen below the instrument is the Laser Guide Star laboratory.
About the Image
|Release date:||3 December 2009, 23:19|
|Size:||2879 x 3663 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument|
• X - La Silla