Shooting at the sky

A Unit Telescope of the VLT is shooting its laser in the night sky to create an artificial star, which helps correcting the turbulences in the atmosphere that degrade the quality of astronomical images.

Credit:

G. Brammer/ESO

About the Image

Id:brammer14-11-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:24 September 2014, 10:12
Size:4016 x 6016 px

About the Object

Name:Laser Guide Star, VLT Unit Telescopes
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Category:Paranal

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