Shooting at the stars

Almost like in a science fiction movie, this clip shows the rotating Unit Telescopes of the VLT with UT-4 activating its bright orange laser guide star now and then. This laser creates an artificial star, which helps astronomers to measure and remove the turbulences in the atmosphere.

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Auðkenni:gl_southwest_vst_4ut_lgs
Útgáfudagur:Sep 29, 2014, 13:31 CEST
Tímalengd:07 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Nafn:Cerro Paranal, Laser Guide Star, Paranal, Very Large Telescope, VLT Unit Telescopes
Tegund:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Flokkur:Paranal

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