Mapping Distant Galaxies
Mapping Distant Galaxies
 The Central Part of Messier 12
The Central Part of Messier 12
Open Cluster Haffner 18
Open Cluster Haffner 18
The LMC HII Region N214C
The LMC HII Region N214C
The Nebular Blob in N214C
The Nebular Blob in N214C
Stellar Cluster NGC 2093 in the LMC
Stellar Cluster NGC 2093 in the LMC
SNR B0544-6910 in the LMC
SNR B0544-6910 in the LMC
The Ant Planetary Nebula at 12.8 μm
The Ant Planetary Nebula at 12.8 μm
Centaurus A
Centaurus A
Giant Interacting Galaxies NGC 6872/IC 4970
Giant Interacting Galaxies NGC 6872/IC 4970
Spiral Galaxy NGC 2997
Spiral Galaxy NGC 2997
SOFI mounted at the ESO NTT telescope
SOFI mounted at the ESO NTT telescope
The VLT and VST
The VLT and VST
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
Heavy lifting
Heavy lifting
Zodiacal light seen from Paranal
Zodiacal light seen from Paranal
The little planet of ALMA
The little planet of ALMA
Open House Day 2014
Open House Day 2014
Magellanic Clouds at Paranal
Magellanic Clouds at Paranal
VISTA observing the sky
VISTA observing the sky
A challenging wasteland
A challenging wasteland
Ice in the desert
Ice in the desert
Saturn's moon Titan observed using the polarimetric mode of SPHERE
Saturn's moon Titan observed using the polarimetric mode of SPHERE
Distant view of ALMA
Distant view of ALMA
Shooting the Starry Skies
Shooting the Starry Skies
Artist's impression of an exoplanet orbiting a star in the cluster Messier 67
Artist's impression of an exoplanet orbiting a star in the cluster Messier 67
ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau
ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau
The Hexacopter
The Hexacopter
The Chajnantor plain
The Chajnantor plain
Panoramic view from the roof of La Residencia
Panoramic view from the roof of La Residencia
La Silla Observatory
La Silla Observatory
The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark admire the night skies of  ESO's Paranal Observatory
The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark admire the night skies of ESO's Paranal Observatory
Pink sky above La Silla
Pink sky above La Silla
The Chajnantor Plateau and ALMA
The Chajnantor Plateau and ALMA
The Atacama Desert in bloom
The Atacama Desert in bloom
Shadow of Cerro Paranal
Shadow of Cerro Paranal
Star trails at Paranal observatory
Star trails at Paranal observatory
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
Snow at the Chajnantor plateau
Snow at the Chajnantor plateau
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ESO 3.6-metre telescope
ESO 3.6-metre telescope
View of La Silla
View of La Silla
Exoplanet hunter
Exoplanet hunter
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
First European ALMA Antenna Handed Over to Joint ALMA Observatory
European Antennas Under Construction
European Antennas Under Construction
Sunrise at the VLT Platform
Sunrise at the VLT Platform
Opening a VLT Dome at Sunset
Opening a VLT Dome at Sunset
Looking to the Future
Looking to the Future
Galaxies during the era of reionisation in the early Universe (simulation)
Galaxies during the era of reionisation in the early Universe (simulation)
VLT atop Cerro Paranal
VLT atop Cerro Paranal
Sunset at Chajnantor
Sunset at Chajnantor
APEX on Chajnantor
APEX on Chajnantor
A Quintuplet of ALMA Antennas — And Then There Were Five
A Quintuplet of ALMA Antennas — And Then There Were Five
Snow Visits the ALMA Site*
Snow Visits the ALMA Site*
Assembly of Second European ALMA Antenna
Assembly of Second European ALMA Antenna
Artist’s impression of an exoplanet in a retrograde orbit (without additional graphics)
Artist’s impression of an exoplanet in a retrograde orbit (without additional graphics)
Stellar Titans of Pismis 24
Stellar Titans of Pismis 24
The CAT at La Silla
The CAT at La Silla
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor
An ALMA antenna on Chajnantor
ALMA antenna at OSF backlit by the Sun
ALMA antenna at OSF backlit by the Sun
APEX Image Calendar, April 2010 — And we have the control room, our offices, a terrace, well everything you need to work...
APEX Image Calendar, April 2010 — And we have the control room, our offices, a terrace, well everything you need to work...
E-ELT site testing — Cerro Armazones / Chile
E-ELT site testing — Cerro Armazones / Chile
Around the Cat's Paw Nebula
Around the Cat's Paw Nebula
Spectrum of the planet around HR 8799
Spectrum of the planet around HR 8799
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
NTT Control Room
NTT Control Room
The Southern Cross
The Southern Cross
Interferometry Task Force December 2005
Interferometry Task Force December 2005
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
Auxiliary Telescope
Auxiliary Telescope
Paranal
Paranal
A Cosmic Flame
A Cosmic Flame
The VLT Auxiliary Telescope
The VLT Auxiliary Telescope
Moon over the Andes
Moon over the Andes
The Auxiliary telescopes on the Paranal Platform
The Auxiliary telescopes on the Paranal Platform
Laser Guide Star Facility (LGSF)
Laser Guide Star Facility (LGSF)
Meeting at the RITZ
Meeting at the RITZ
NTT Control Room
NTT Control Room
The field around HD 87643
The field around HD 87643
The Star T Leporis to Scale
The Star T Leporis to Scale
NGC 3576
NGC 3576
The Region Around MWC 147
The Region Around MWC 147
Peering at Uranus's Rings as they Swing Edge-on to Earth for the First Time Since their Discovery in 1977
Peering at Uranus's Rings as they Swing Edge-on to Earth for the First Time Since their Discovery in 1977
The DPS Deep 3 Field (Detail)
The DPS Deep 3 Field (Detail)
Model Image of Cepheid L Carinae
Model Image of Cepheid L Carinae
Supernova 2005dh and Spiral Galaxy NGC 1559
Supernova 2005dh and Spiral Galaxy NGC 1559
Artist's impression of the triple asteroid system, 87 Sylvia
Artist's impression of the triple asteroid system, 87 Sylvia
Evolution of Comet Tempel 1
Evolution of Comet Tempel 1
Part of the LMC H II Region N214
Part of the LMC H II Region N214
NGC 2108 Stellar Cluster in the LMC
NGC 2108 Stellar Cluster in the LMC
Big Stellar Cluster in the Blue Dwarf Galaxy NGC 5253
Big Stellar Cluster in the Blue Dwarf Galaxy NGC 5253
The Milky Way above La Silla
The Milky Way above La Silla
Six Nightly Views of Titan's Surface
Six Nightly Views of Titan's Surface
Colour-Composite of the Sky Field with Several High-Redshift Galaxies
Colour-Composite of the Sky Field with Several High-Redshift Galaxies
BN/KL Complex in the Orion Nebula
BN/KL Complex in the Orion Nebula
Peering into a Star Factory
Peering into a Star Factory
The Birth of a Supernova Remnant
The Birth of a Supernova Remnant
Centre of Merging Galaxy System ESO202-G23
Centre of Merging Galaxy System ESO202-G23
APEX main beam
APEX main beam
Cerro Paranal platform
Cerro Paranal platform
VISTA observing the sky
VISTA observing the sky
The most powerful telescope in the world
The most powerful telescope in the world
The future begins here
The future begins here
Band 10 receiver cartridge
Band 10 receiver cartridge
Aerial view of ESO's Headquarters
Aerial view of ESO's Headquarters
New Year's Eve at the Very Large Telescope
New Year's Eve at the Very Large Telescope
Milky Way Arcs Over ALMA
Milky Way Arcs Over ALMA
Preparing for the Night Ahead
Preparing for the Night Ahead
The Cherenkov Telescope Array
The Cherenkov Telescope Array
A gallery of bipolar planetary nebulae
A gallery of bipolar planetary nebulae
The Hexacopter over ALMA
The Hexacopter over ALMA
APEX Outside Distant Panorama
APEX Outside Distant Panorama
Laser on UT4
Laser on UT4
Instruments of wonder
Instruments of wonder
 The Laser Guide Star of Paranal in operation
The Laser Guide Star of Paranal in operation
Path of the shadow of Makemake as it crossed the Earth on 23 April 2011
Path of the shadow of Makemake as it crossed the Earth on 23 April 2011
PRIMA, a VLTI Instrument
PRIMA, a VLTI Instrument
VLT at twilight
VLT at twilight
The Dawn of the Atacama Compact Array (ACA)
The Dawn of the Atacama Compact Array (ACA)
End of the night at Paranal Observatory
End of the night at Paranal Observatory
Aerial view of La Silla, seen from the North
Aerial view of La Silla, seen from the North
ALMA antenna moving home
ALMA antenna moving home
ALMA antenna on a transporter
ALMA antenna on a transporter
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
The Very Large Telescope
The Very Large Telescope
Spanish Minister for Science and Innovation Visits Paranal and ALMA
Spanish Minister for Science and Innovation Visits Paranal and ALMA
First European ALMA antenna on its way to Chajnantor
First European ALMA antenna on its way to Chajnantor
The Science Train visits the Antofagasta Region
The Science Train visits the Antofagasta Region
The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy
The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy
Starry Night at Paranal*
Starry Night at Paranal*
Around IRAS 13481-6124
Around IRAS 13481-6124
Four Japanese antennas for ALMA
Four Japanese antennas for ALMA
Dramatic Moonset
Dramatic Moonset
APEX Image Calendar, January 2010 — Last sun rays of the day hitting the antenna
APEX Image Calendar, January 2010 — Last sun rays of the day hitting the antenna
The Globular Cluster NGC 3201
The Globular Cluster NGC 3201
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
MPG/ESO 2.2m - Evening View
MPG/ESO 2.2m - Evening View
Grand Opening of IYA2009 in Berlin
Grand Opening of IYA2009 in Berlin
ESO Flags
ESO Flags
HAWK-I at VLT
HAWK-I at VLT
HAWK-I
HAWK-I
Auxiliary Telescope 2
Auxiliary Telescope 2
Aerial view of Paranal Observatory
Aerial view of Paranal Observatory
The REM Telescope
The REM Telescope
The Cluster Collinder 261
The Cluster Collinder 261
The Four ATs at Paranal
The Four ATs at Paranal
The Field around Baade's Window
The Field around Baade's Window
 Spiral Galaxy Messier 100
Spiral Galaxy Messier 100
Zoom-in on the Einstein Ring on a Region in Fornax
Zoom-in on the Einstein Ring on a Region in Fornax
The Orion Nebula (M42)
The Orion Nebula (M42)
 The AT1 and the domes of the 8.2-m Unit Telescopes
The AT1 and the domes of the 8.2-m Unit Telescopes
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
Auxiliary Telescope Station
Auxiliary Telescope Station
Detail of the Sombrero Galaxy
Detail of the Sombrero Galaxy
ESO 1.52-m telescope
ESO 1.52-m telescope
The Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope at La Silla
The Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope at La Silla
A fish-eye view of the VLT
A fish-eye view of the VLT
Ashen Armazones at sunset
Ashen Armazones at sunset
The Milky Way and ALMA
The Milky Way and ALMA
The three-dimensional view of the Pillars of Creation from MUSE
The three-dimensional view of the Pillars of Creation from MUSE
Atacama view
Atacama view
Neon ALMA
Neon ALMA
Major players
Major players
The VLT platform at dusk
The VLT platform at dusk
Artist’s impression of two white dwarf stars destined to merge and create a Type Ia supernova
Artist’s impression of two white dwarf stars destined to merge and create a Type Ia supernova
Babak Tafreshi at ESO Paranal
Babak Tafreshi at ESO Paranal
VISTA observing the sky
VISTA observing the sky
The volcano in the desert
The volcano in the desert
Gamma-ray burst buried in dust (artist’s impression)
Gamma-ray burst buried in dust (artist’s impression)
In View of Our Cosmos
In View of Our Cosmos
Combining Forces to Reveal the Faintest Objects in our Universe
Combining Forces to Reveal the Faintest Objects in our Universe
Ultra HD Expedition day 8: on Chajnantor plateau just before sunset
Ultra HD Expedition day 8: on Chajnantor plateau just before sunset
Capturing the Ultra High Definition Universe (annotated)
Capturing the Ultra High Definition Universe (annotated)
Artist's impression of the central bulge of the Milky Way
Artist's impression of the central bulge of the Milky Way
Flamingo in the Desert
Flamingo in the Desert
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) antennas
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) antennas
Stitched panorama view of ALMA
Stitched panorama view of ALMA
Silhouette portrait
Silhouette portrait
VST waiting for action
VST waiting for action
APEX with cars
APEX with cars
Creating an artificial star
Creating an artificial star
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
ALMA antennas
Star trails at Paranal with laser
Star trails at Paranal with laser
Teenage galaxies in the distant Universe (unannotated)
Teenage galaxies in the distant Universe (unannotated)
E-ELT mirror segments under test
E-ELT mirror segments under test
ESO Brings the Moon Closer to the President Sebastian Piñera in Santiago, Chile
ESO Brings the Moon Closer to the President Sebastian Piñera in Santiago, Chile
The first European antenna for ALMA is handed over to the observatory
The first European antenna for ALMA is handed over to the observatory
Sunlight Enters a VLT Dome
Sunlight Enters a VLT Dome
An Island in the Desert
An Island in the Desert
The entire Large Magellanic Cloud with annotations
The entire Large Magellanic Cloud with annotations
Great progress for the ALMA Santiago Central Office building
Great progress for the ALMA Santiago Central Office building
The ALMA transporter carrying an antenna at the OSF
The ALMA transporter carrying an antenna at the OSF
Starbursting Sculptor Galaxy
Starbursting Sculptor Galaxy
La Silla Observatory
La Silla Observatory
APEX Image Calendar, December 2010 — Chajnantor at Sunrise
APEX Image Calendar, December 2010 — Chajnantor at Sunrise
Details of the VISTA Fornax Galaxy Cluster image
Details of the VISTA Fornax Galaxy Cluster image
NGC 6193 and NGC 6231: Open Clusters of Stars
NGC 6193 and NGC 6231: Open Clusters of Stars
ALMA night testing
ALMA night testing
ESO Headquarters in Garching
ESO Headquarters in Garching
Young Asteroids Look Old
Young Asteroids Look Old
A virtual 100-metre telescope
A virtual 100-metre telescope
The Einstein Cross
The Einstein Cross
The Quiet Explosion
The Quiet Explosion
A Disc in the Ant Nebula
A Disc in the Ant Nebula
A Flared Proto-Planetary Disc (Artist's Impression)
A Flared Proto-Planetary Disc (Artist's Impression)
The Stellar Cluster Hodge 301
The Stellar Cluster Hodge 301
The Supernova Scenario
The Supernova Scenario
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003
The Orion Nebula and Trapezium Cluster (detail)
The Orion Nebula and Trapezium Cluster (detail)
Globular cluster NGC 1261
Globular cluster NGC 1261
Venus, Mars and the Moon beyond the VLT
Venus, Mars and the Moon beyond the VLT
Yepun and the Milky Way
Yepun and the Milky Way
A Mix of Colours and Wonder
A Mix of Colours and Wonder
The lensed galaxy
The lensed galaxy
A timid but brilliant Moon
A timid but brilliant Moon
AT and Armazones
AT and Armazones
Paranal's shadow
Paranal's shadow
The ultimate viewing platform
The ultimate viewing platform
The peak of Cerro Armazones
The peak of Cerro Armazones
Dusty mountain
Dusty mountain
Cerro Armazones from above
Cerro Armazones from above
Aerial view of the VLT platform
Aerial view of the VLT platform
Cerro Armazones casts a long shadow
Cerro Armazones casts a long shadow
The nova of 1670 recorded by Hevelius
The nova of 1670 recorded by Hevelius
Artist’s impression of ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre
Artist’s impression of ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre
Sprites at La Silla Observatory
Sprites at La Silla Observatory
360-degree panorama of the ESO Headquarters
360-degree panorama of the ESO Headquarters
Heavy lifting
Heavy lifting
Moon Eclipse
Moon Eclipse
Star trails over the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Star trails over the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Mercedes at the ESO Headquarters
Mercedes at the ESO Headquarters
The Star Track
The Star Track
Make your home in the desert
Make your home in the desert
OFS and the Milky Way
OFS and the Milky Way
The desert and the ocean
The desert and the ocean
Paranal basecamp
Paranal basecamp
Chajnantor Plateau
Chajnantor Plateau
ALMA Operations Center
ALMA Operations Center
ALMA Operations Center
ALMA Operations Center
ALMA Operations Support Facility (OSF)
ALMA Operations Support Facility (OSF)
ALMA sunset
ALMA sunset
The APEX control room
The APEX control room
Astronomers enjoying free time
Astronomers enjoying free time
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