Construction of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope

This photograph, taken in 1975, shows some of the trucks and other equipment used for the construction of the dome of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope, which was underway behind the photographer. On the left are the water tanks for the site.

This is the historical photograph from the Then and Now Picture of the Week, Three Very Different Telescopes at La Silla.

Credit:

ESO

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Id:potw1219a
Type:Photographic
Release date:7 May 2012, 10:00
Size:3871 x 2513 px

About the Object

Name:ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:La Silla

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