View from Paranal
View from Paranal
The central hall at the Paranal Residencia
The central hall at the Paranal Residencia
VLT Auxiliary Telescope at Paranal
VLT Auxiliary Telescope at Paranal
Paranal Observatory
Paranal Observatory
Paranal from on High
Paranal from on High
Starting up UT3
Starting up UT3
Flowers in the desert
Flowers in the desert
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
The Paranal Residencia
A close-up of a test siderostat
A close-up of a test siderostat
VLT primary mirror
VLT primary mirror
VLT 4LGSF OTA L2 lens measurement on NANOMEFOS
VLT 4LGSF OTA L2 lens measurement on NANOMEFOS
Correcting atmospheric turbulence
Correcting atmospheric turbulence
VLT 4LGSF OTA Field Selector Mechanism
VLT 4LGSF OTA Field Selector Mechanism
The VLT’s Auxiliary Telescopes
The VLT’s Auxiliary Telescopes
Sunrise at Paranal Observatory
Sunrise at Paranal Observatory
VLT Unit Telescope at Paranal
VLT Unit Telescope at Paranal
Paranal before the VLT (1991)
Paranal before the VLT (1991)
Paranal: aerial view, 1999
Paranal: aerial view, 1999
VLT Yepun and Melipal at Cerro Paranal
VLT Yepun and Melipal at Cerro Paranal
Multi-Conjugated Adaptive Optics Demonstrator (MAD)
Multi-Conjugated Adaptive Optics Demonstrator (MAD)
Two Auxiliary Telescopes and one Unit Telescope
Two Auxiliary Telescopes and one Unit Telescope
Paranal summit ready for the VLT - 1994
Paranal summit ready for the VLT - 1994
UVES during its assembly
UVES during its assembly
The MCAO Concept
The MCAO Concept
Unwrapping a VLT secondary mirror
Unwrapping a VLT secondary mirror
The VLT Interferometer
The VLT Interferometer
Hiding clouds
Hiding clouds
The Residencia at night
The Residencia at night
Close-up of Babak testing a UHD Camera
Close-up of Babak testing a UHD Camera
Close up of a time-lapse bot
Close up of a time-lapse bot
Babak tests Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
Babak tests Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
Ultra HD Expedition day 6: Onwards to ALMA
Ultra HD Expedition day 6: Onwards to ALMA
Mars rover being tested near the Paranal Observatory
Mars rover being tested near the Paranal Observatory
Mars rover being tested near the Paranal Observatory
Mars rover being tested near the Paranal Observatory
Mars rover being tested near the Paranal Observatory
Mars rover being tested near the Paranal Observatory
Mars rover being tested near the Paranal Observatory
Mars rover being tested near the Paranal Observatory
ESO Very Large Telescope
ESO Very Large Telescope
La Residencia
La Residencia
View from Paranal Observatory
View from Paranal Observatory
VLT Unit Telescope at Paranal
VLT Unit Telescope at Paranal
VLT Unit Telescopes at Paranal
VLT Unit Telescopes at Paranal
Very Large Telescope at Paranal
Very Large Telescope at Paranal
Very Large Telescope at Paranal
Very Large Telescope at Paranal