A Home in the Desert — Paranal Basecamp
The Paranal Basecamp in morning light, with the first section of the access road to the telescope platform on the top of the mountain in the background. (Photo obtained on March 16, 2000)
The Basecamp is located below the Paranal mountain. It is centre of the daily life at Paranal, with the various service buildings, laboratories and offices, as well as dormitories for staff and visitors.
The new Paranal Residencia is now being constructed on the slope south of the Basecamp. When ready in 2001, it will house the offices and sleeping quarters. Some of the containers in the Basecamp will then be removed.
About the Image
|Release date:||16 June 2000|
|Size:||3000 x 1926 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility|
• X - Paranal