The VST from above

Wide-angle view of the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) taken from the top of its enclosure. The structure of the telescope is ready to receive its "eye", a 2.6-metre-diameter mirror. The VST will be equipped with a 256-megapixel camera, OmegaCam, with a field of view four times the area of the full Moon. Together with the VISTA infrared survey telescope, located on a peak near Cerro Paranal, the VST will produce far more data every night than all the other instruments of the VLT combined — a total of more than 100 terabytes of data per year.

Credit:

ESO/José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org)

About the Image

Id:vlt-jfs_7509
Type:Photographic
Release date:15 October 2010, 18:55
Size:4096 x 2726 px

About the Object

Name:VLT Survey Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Survey Telescopes

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