Panoramic view taken in 2007 inside the 3.58-metre New Technology Telescope (NTT), at ESO's La Silla Observatory. As the preparation for the night-time observing run is almost completed, the telescope is open, just before sunset. Through the open door, the ESO 3.6-metre telescope is partially visible. Although it is not obvious in this image due to the panoramic projection, the NTT is housed in a very compact building, thanks to its altazimuth mounting and innovative design. Inaugurated in 1989, the NTT was also the first telescope in the world to have a computer-controlled main mirror. The NTT was, in terms of many aspects of its design, the pioneer for ESOs Very Large Telescope.
About the Image
|Release date:||26 February 2011, 20:16|
|Size:||11690 x 4592 px|
About the Object
|Name:||New Technology Telescope, Panorama|
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope|
• X - La Silla