First Light of the VLT Laser Guide Star

A 50-cm wide yellow laser beam is coming out of Yepun, UT4 of the Very Large Telescope. On the left, the Milky Way is shining while above right one of the Magellanic Clouds is clearly visible.

Credit:

ESO/G.Hüdepohl (atacamaphoto.com)

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About the Image

Id:eso0607a
Type:Photographic
Release date:23 February 2006
Related releases:eso0607
Size:4081 x 6133 px

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope
Type:• Solar System : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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