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This image shows the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) — located at Cerro Paranal — which surveys the visible-light sky. The VST is a state-of-the-art 2.6-metre telescope equipped with OmegaCAM, a monster 268 megapixel CCD camera with a field of view four times the area of the full Moon. The VST is the result of a joint venture between ESO and the Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory (OAC) of Naples, a research centre of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF).

Credit:

Dave Jones/ESO

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Id:dave-jones-3
Type:Photographic
Release date:22 July 2013, 17:50
Size:3193 x 3368 px

About the Object

Name:VLT Survey Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Survey Telescopes

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