SEST on La Silla

In the centre of the image is the 15-metre dish of the Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST), backlit by the Moon. On the right, further away, is the dome of the ESO 3.6-metre telescope, at the highest point of the mountain. The reddish star on the top right of the image is Aldebaran, in the constellation of Taurus. The Pleiades star cluster is seen just to the right (2 o'clock position) of SEST. There is an upside-down reflection of the sky and the horizon behind the photographer in the highly polished antenna dish.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0912c
Type:Photographic
Release date:24 March 2009
Related releases:eso0912
Size:2864 x 2662 px

About the Object

Name:Swedish–ESO Submillimetre Telescope
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - La Silla

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