Lined up

The plane of the Milky Way — rippled with dust, gas and stars — elegantly stretches above the four Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT), three lined up behind one another. The VLT Survey Telescope is also visible towards the bottom in this unusual fulldome fish-eye perspective from ESO's Paranal Observatory in northern Chile.

The red and green radiance scattering the sky is a luminescence known as airglow.

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Jean-Marc Lecleire/PNA/ESO

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Id:jml_pna_eso_17-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:1 September 2016, 12:00
Related announcements:ann16058
Size:3205 x 3389 px

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Name:Very Large Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Unit Telescopes
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:Paranal

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