Bochum Observatory at Armazones

A small outcrop on a rust-tinted mound, the Bochum Observatory sits at the foot of Cerro Armazones — the future home of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). The pyramid enclosure protects the 1.5-metre Hexapod-Telescope — one of a handful of telescopes situated here — from the harsh desert environment.

Credit:

ESO/B. Tafreshi (twanight.org)

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Release date:8 December 2015, 14:20
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Name:Cerro Armazones
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:ELT

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