ESO 3.6-metre Telescope at La Silla

The ESO 3.6-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla observatory from the road. La Silla, in the southern part of the Atacama desert of Chile was ESO's first observation site. The site is set 2400 metres above sea level, providing excellent observing conditions. ESO operates the ESO 3.6-metre telescope and the 3.58-metre New Technology Telescope (NTT) at La Silla. This site also hosts many national telescopes, including the Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope and the Danish 1.54-metre telescope.

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Id:dsc_0063
Type:Photographic
Release date:31 March 2010, 17:05
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Name:ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - La Silla

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