Watching the Sunset at Cerro Armazones

ESO Photo Ambassador Serge Brunier watches a spectacular sunset from the top of Cerro Armazones and prepares for a clear starry night. The crescent Moon is visible just above the Differential Image Motion Monitor (DIMM), which measures the atmospheric seeing, a fundamental parameter of the quality of the atmosphere for astronomical observations. Cerro Armazones is a 3060-metre mountain in the central part of Chile’s Atacama Desert, and is the site selected for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). Armazones is some 130 kilometres south of the town of Antofagasta and about 20 kilometres from Cerro Paranal, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

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ESO/S. Brunier

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Id:brunier-armazones-pan
Type:Photographic
Release date:26 February 2011, 19:15
Size:4724 x 4724 px

About the Object

Name:Cerro Armazones
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - E-ELT

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