Paranal: From Mountain Top to Top Observatory
Three different views of the Paranal site: in 1991, still as a remote mountain peak in the Atacama desert, with a few ESO containers in place; in 1994, at the end of the preparatory earthworks for the construction of the Unit Telescope enclosures; and in late 1999, with the virtually completed upper platform and the world's foremost optical/infrared observatory with four operational 8.2-m telescopes. The support structures for the movable VLTI Auxiliary Telescopes are also seen.
About the Image
|Release date:||20 December 2000|
|Size:||4000 x 1796 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory|
• X - Paranal