Cerro Armazones in Chile

A zoom onto the Cerro Armazones in Chile, as seen in Google Earth. Cerro Armazones is a possible home for the future European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).

The E-ELT programme office has studied half a dozen potential sites for the future E-ELT observatory, which, with its 40-metre-class diameter, will be the world’s biggest eye on the sky. Various aspects need to be considered in the site selection process. On the E-ELT Site Selection Advisory Committee’s final short list for the recommended site, Armazones is also the committee’s preferred site, because it has the best balance of sky quality across all aspects and can be operated in an integrated fashion with the existing Paranal Observatory.

Note that ESO's standard Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license does not apply to the Google Earth part of this video.

Credit:

ESO/Google Earth

About the Video

Id:armazoneszoom
Release date:4 March 2010, 12:29
Duration:01m 01s

About the Object

Type:• X - E-ELT

HD


Large

Large QT
14.1 MB

Medium

Video Podcast
10.4 MB
Medium MPEG-1
19.9 MB
Medium Flash
13.2 MB

Small

Small Flash
5.9 MB
Small QT
3.3 MB

For Broadcasters

Broadcast SD
314.0 MB

Also see our