Flaming sky over Paranal
In this ghostly night picture, taken at Paranal Observatory, we can see three out of four VLT Auxiliary Telescopes. Each one of them is a 1.8-metre telescope designed to work along with the other three as a single telescope, thanks to the VLT Interferometer.
In the background, the quiet beauty of the Atacama sky is enhanced by a red aurora-like shimmer, called airglow, which is caused by light-emitting chemical reactions in the atmosphere. Normally, those emissions are not so strong, but the night this image was taken they were unusually bright, producing this unusual picture.Oikeudet:
Y. Beletsky (LCO)/ESO
|Julkaisupäivä:||28. lokakuuta 2013 10:00|
|Koko:||5616 x 3744 px|
|Nimi:||Auxiliary Telescopes, Very Large Telescope|
|Tyyppi:||Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope|