First light of new laser on Adaptive Optics Facility at Paranal

The 4 Laser Guide Star Facility (4LGSF) team have achieved first light with the first of four laser guide star units on Unit Telescope 4 (UT4) of ESO’s Very Large Telescope at Paranal. This is a key step on the way to creating the full Adaptive Optics Facility.

First light took place on the night of Wednesday 29 April . This image shows the intense orange beam pointed close in the sky to the planet Saturn.

Credit:

ESO/D. Bonaccini Calia and the 4LGSF team

About the Image

Id:ann15034c
Type:Photographic
Release date:8 May 2015, 11:00
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About the Object

Name:Adaptive Optics
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Category:Paranal
Solar System

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