Chilean travel

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) — situated high on the Chajnantor plateau in the Chilean Andes — requires some dedication to access. As does the ESO Paranal site, home to the la Residencia hotel and the Very Large Telescope (VLT). Exceptionally arid with incredibly little rainfall, and very isolated to avoid light pollution, the pay-off for these challenging locations is superb viewing conditions and high quality observations. The photographer, ESO Photo Ambassador, Heiko Sommer, took this image flying over the Andes, journeying to photograph the sites.

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About the Image

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Type:Photographic
Release date:3 August 2016, 13:22
Size:3648 x 2736 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Desert
Type:Unspecified
Category:Chile

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